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Homicide #55/2021,
238 King Street East,
Julia Ferguson, 29,
Charges Upgraded

Broadcast time: 14:00
Date: Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Unit: 51 Division
Phone: 416-808-7400
Case #: 2021-1677261

The Toronto Police Service is informing the public of an update in a homicide investigation.

On Thursday, September 2, 2021, at 1:52 p.m., officers responded to a call for a stabbing at 238 King Street East.

Officers arrived to find a woman suffering injuries from a stab wound. She was rushed to hospital via an emergency run. She succumbed to her injuries on Sunday, September 5, 2021.

The woman was identified as Julia Ferguson, 29, of Toronto.

The suspect, who fled the scene, surrendered to police after the incident.

Osman Osman, 33, of Toronto, was charged with:

1. Second Degree Murder

On Tuesday, October 12, 2021, Osman Osman appeared in court at College Park, and his charges have been further upgraded to:

1. First Degree Murder

He has been remanded in custody.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, 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.

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Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Detective Sergeant Tiffany Castell, Homicide