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Adelaide Street West and Shaw Street area,
Tesfaye Asefa, 41

Broadcast time: 13:25
Monday, January 27, 2020

14 Division

Case #: 2020-184360

The Toronto Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance locating an elopee.

Tesfaye Asefa, 41, was last seen on Monday, January 27, 2020, at approximately 10:09 a.m., in the Adelaide Street West and Shaw Street area.

He is described as 5'6", 175 lbs., with short black hair, brown eyes, and a black beard. He was last seen wearing a red, green and black knit hat, a bright yellow polo-style shirt, dark pants and dark shoes.

He is currently bound by a Form 49 "Warrant of Committal."

In April 2011, he was found not criminally responsible for two counts of Sexual Assault.

If located, do not approach. Call 9-1-1 immediately.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, 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 or Google Play.

An elopee is a person who is subject to detention at a psychiatric facility and is absent without leave.

A Warrant of Committal is issued by the Ontario Review Board when a person is found Not Criminally Responsible in court. The Warrant of Committal "Disposition of Detention" commits the person to the custody of a provincial psychiatric hospital and subjects them to abide by certain conditions.

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Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Shane Rolland, 14 Division

Adelaide Street West and Shaw Street area,
Tesfaye Asefa, 41

Missing man Tesfaye Asefa, 41
Above: Missing man Tesfaye Asefa, 41