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Homicide #61/1991,
Lori Pinkus, 21,
Cold case video appeal released

Broadcast time: 04:59
Monday, May 7, 2018


Homicide Cold Case investigators are seeking assistance solving the 1991 murder of a 21-year-old woman.

Investigators have a DNA profile of a suspect and need the public to give them a name they can pursue.

Lori Pinkus, 21, was working as a sex trade worker in the Bloor Street West and Lansdowne Avenue area.

She was last seen in the early morning hours of September 8, 1991, when she left a local bar after having a drink with friends.

Later that morning, at about 9:55 a.m., the caretaker of Brockton High School at 90 Croatia Street discovered her partially nude body lying in the school’s parking lot. She had been assaulted, strangled and left for dead.

Homicide Cold Case Detective Sergeant Stacy Gallant said a full forensic exam of the scene and body was conducted.

“Many Persons of Interest were developed and eliminated during the course of the original investigation,” he said. “Now, that we have the killer’s DNA, we just need a name to go with it.”

Watch Cold Case Video Appeal

Toronto Police Service Homicide is bringing attention to its Most Wanted List and unsolved Cold Cases through a series of video appeals for information.

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.

Kevin Masterman, Corporate Communications, for Detective Sergeant Stacy Gallant, Homicide

Homicide #61/1991,
Lori Pinkus, 21,
Cold case video appeal released

Lori Marilyn Pinkus, 21, victim in Homicide #61/1991
Above: Lori Marilyn Pinkus, 21, victim in Homicide #61/1991