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Homicide #32/2017,
Virgil Jack, 31,
Derrydowns Park,
Man 24, arrested,
Charged with Second-Degree Murder

Broadcast time: 07:02
Saturday, January 13, 2018

31 Division

Case #: 17-1499040

On Saturday, August 19, 2017, at approximately 12:45 p.m., officers responded to a call for a person in Black Creek that runs through Derrydowns Park closest to the Finch Avenue West entrance.

Officers found a woman, in her 30s, who was vital signs absent. Emergency Services attended and the woman was pronounced at the scene.

The woman has now been identified as Virgil Jack, 31, of Toronto.


On Thursday, January 11, 2018, Homicide investigators arrested Nicholas Johnson, 24, of Toronto.

He has been charged with Second-Degree Murder.

He appeared in court at 1000 Finch Avenue West on Friday, January 12, 2018.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

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Mark Pugash, Corporate Communications, for Detective Hannah Bartz, Homicide