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Arrest Made in Cold Case Homicide,
Homicide #13/1993,
Barbara Brodkin, 41



Broadcast time: 11:07
Monday, October 22, 2018

Homicide
416-808-7400

Case #: 1993-43862


On Monday, October 22, 2018, Detective Sergeant Stacy Gallant of Homicide - Cold Case updated the media on an arrest made in Homicide #13/1993.

To view the news conference click here.

On Friday, March 19, 1993, at 7:53 a.m., police responded to a 911 call to attend 155 Balliol Street.

It is alleged that:

- a 6-year-old boy called 911 from within his apartment seeking help for his mother, who had been stabbed to death

The victim was identified as Barbara Brodkin, 41.

An extensive investigation took place.

To view the video appeal for this case click here.

During August 2018, this case was reviewed after 24 years. Additional forensic examinations were done on evidence collected at the time of the offence. The result was a DNA profile that led to the identification of Charles William Mustard, 63.

On Friday, October 19, 2018, Charles William Mustard, was arrested. He was charged with:

1. First Degree Murder

He is scheduled to appear in court, at College Park, on Wednesday, October 24, 2018.

Police are appealing to those who knew both Barbara and Charles (or Charlie), specifically a Dirk or Linda, to contact police.


Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7410, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.


For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.



Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Detective Sergeant Stacy Gallant, Homicide - Cold Case




Arrest Made in Cold Case Homicide,
Homicide #13/1993,
Barbara Brodkin, 41



Barbara Brodkin, victim in Homicide #13/1993.
Above: Barbara Brodkin, victim in Homicide #13/1993.




Arrest Made in Cold Case Homicide,
Homicide #13/1993,
Barbara Brodkin, 41



Charles Mustard, in 2002.
Above: Charles Mustard, in 2002.




Arrest Made in Cold Case Homicide,
Homicide #13/1993,
Barbara Brodkin, 41



Charles Mustard, in 2018,
Above: Charles Mustard, in 2018,