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Homicide #85/2021,
Weston Road and Dennis Avenue area,
Elsabet Yitayew, 37



Broadcast time: 22:50
Date: Friday, December 31, 2021
Unit: Homicide
Phone: 416-808-7400
Case #: 2021-2516090


The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of a homicide investigation.

On Friday, December 31, 2021, at 10:56 a.m., police responded to a stabbing in the Weston Road and Dennis Avenue area.

It is alleged that:

- officers arrived on scene and located a woman suffering from stab wounds

- the woman succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased

The victim has been identified as Elsabet Yitayew, 37, of Toronto.

A woman was arrested at the scene.

Temeka Dorsett, 32, of Toronto, has been charged with:

1. First Degree Murder

She is scheduled to attend virtually at Old City Hall court on Saturday, January 1, 2022, at 10 a.m., room 111.


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


For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.



Constable Alex Li, Corporate Communications, for Detective Michael McGinn, Homicide