Cold Case Files

Cold Cases 1956 to 1980

William Nash
William Nash's Snack BarCase #:
Originally investigated by the Ontario Provincial Police and the Markham Township Police Department
Location:
Kennedy Road and Highway #7, Unionville
Date: Sunday, June 24, 1956

Summary: The body of William Edward Nash, aged 64, was located inside the Nash Snack Bar, which William Nash also used as his principle residence. William Nash operated a snack bar and previously a Supertest Gas Station on the east side of Kennedy Road, approximately 300 metres south of Highway #7, in the Village of Unionville. Evidence at the scene indicated that William Nash was the victim of a robbery as the contents of his snack bar had been removed. Witnesses at the time of the original investigation stated that William Nash was alive on Saturday June 23, 1956, between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. and that various noises were heard in and around the area of the Nash Snack Bar, after approximately 10 p.m. An autopsy determined that William Nash died of blunt force trauma to the head.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the York Regional Police Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau at 1-866-876-5423 x 7865, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com or text a tip by sending TIPYORK and a message to CRIMES (274637).

Geraldine Pickford
Geraldine PickfordCase #: Originally investigated by the Ontario Provincial Police and the King City Police
Location: St. Andrew's College, Aurora
Date: Sunday, September 19, 1965

Summary: The body of Geraldine Pickford was found in the Tannery Creek, which runs through the grounds of St. Andrews College in the Town of Aurora. Geraldine Pickford, age 41, was employed in the kitchen and dining room areas of the college, and had been employed at St. Andrews College since April of 1965. An investigation revealed that Geraldine Pickford was last seen alive on Saturday,September 18, 1965 at approximately 9:15 p.m., when she left the women's quarters of St. Andrews College. An autopsy determined that Geraldine Pickford died as a result of asphyxiation.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the York Regional Police Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau at 1-866-876-5423 x 7865, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com or text a tip by sending TIPYORK and a message to CRIMES (274637).

 

Isabelle Brooks
Isabelle BrooksCase #: 1972-2956
Location:
Highway #7 and 10th Concession, Markham
Date:
March 4, 1972

Summary: 68-year-old Isabelle Brooks was last seen at her residence located at the southwest corner of Highway #7 and the 10th Concession in the Town of Markham by her husband Aubrey Brooks. He told police that Isabelle was leaving the residence and would be back in approximately one week. Isabelle Brooks was believed to be last wearing a bandanna-type scarf, and a black or maroon coat. She is reported to have left the residence on foot. Isabelle Brooks has never been located, and due to the circumstances of her disappearance, it is believed that she met foul play.

 Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the York Regional Police Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau at 1-866-876-5423 x 7865, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com or text a tip by sending TIPYORK and a message to CRIMES (274637).

Ingrid Bauer
Ingrid BauerCase #: 1972-10461
Location:
Islington Avenue near Pennon Road, Kleinburg
Date: Wednesday, August 16, 1972

Summary:
On Wednesday August 16, 1972, at 9:40 pm, 14-year-old Ingrid Bauer left her residence in Kleinburg, then Town of Vaughan, enroute to meet her boyfriend at his North Woodbridge home. Ingrid Bauer was last seen by persons who knew her, hitchhiking southbound along the west side of Islington Avenue near Pennon Road. Ingrid Bauer never arrived at her boyfriend's residence that night. Various residents of the Village of Kleinburg reported hearing the cries of what appeared to be a young person in the area of Islington Avenue and Sevilla Drive at approximately 10 p.m. that evening. Residents also reported seeing an unknown make or color of pick-up truck in the area where the cries were heard. An extensive search based on information received from the public failed to locate Ingrid Bauer, who continues to remain missing.

 Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the York Regional Police Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau at 1-866-876-5423 x 7865, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com or text a tip by sending TIPYORK and a message to CRIMES (274637).

  Yvonne LerouxYvonne Leroux
Case #: 1972-15841
Location: 16th Sideroad between Jane Street and Keele Street, King Township
Date: Thursday, November 30, 1972
Summary: The body of 16-year-old Yvonne Leroux of Weston, Ontario was located on the 16th Side Road of King Township, between Jane Street and Keele Street. The investigation revealed that Leroux had been last seen in the area of what was then known as York Finch General Hospital (located at Finch Avenue and Norfinch Drive in North York) on the evening before her body was located. It is believed that she had just finished attending a counselling session. Leroux was last seen wearing a navy blue wool coat, a pair of three-quarter length boots and blue jeans and was carrying a brown purse. She died as a result of blunt force trauma. A number of people known to Leroux were interviewed, and information supplied by the public was investigated, but the death of Yvonne Leroux remains unsolved.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the York Regional Police Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau at 1-866-876-5423 x 7865, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com or text a tip by sending TIPYORK and a message to CRIMES (274637).


Sheryl Blundell
Sheryl Blundell
Case #:
1973-1346
Location: Main Street, Stouffville
Date: Tuesday, February 6, 1973

Summary:  At approximately 7:23 p.m. Sheryl Blundell and a friend were walking eastbound on the sidewalk in front of 233 Main Street, Stouffville. A motorist stopped her 1966 Chevrolet Belair to ask the girls for directions. Both girls stepped off the sidewalk and approached the driver's side of the Chevrolet. A conversation was taking place when a westbound vehicle struck both girls. The driver of this vehicle slowed, then sped up and drove off leaving the scene. Sheryl Blundell was  pronounced dead at hospital a short time later. Her friend received serious injuries.
The only description of the fail-to-remain vehicle is an early 1960s full-size Ford or Mercury that was either red or grey or a combination of both colours.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the York Regional Police Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau at 1-866-876-5423 x 7865, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com or text a tip by sending TIPYORK and a message to CRIMES (274637).

Cheryl Hanson
Cheryl HansonCase #: 1974-10461
Location:
Bloomington Road between Yonge and Bathurst, Aurora
Date: Friday, May 31, 1974

Summary: During the evening hours of Friday, May 31, 1974, seven-year-old Cheryl Hanson left her residence on Bloomington Road, near the Blue Hills Academy, Town of Aurora, for a 10-minute walk to her cousin's residence, also located on Bloomington Road. Cheryl Hanson left her residence wearing a red coat over a matching dark brown checked sweater and pant combination, with white leather shoes. Cheryl Hanson was carrying a paper bag containing her white pyjamas with a red floral design. Cheryl never arrived at her cousin's residence. There was a massive search involving police officers, volunteers, and local militia members but these searches were unable to locate Cheryl or any of her property.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the York Regional Police Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau at 1-866-876-5423 x 7865, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com or text a tip by sending TIPYORK and a message to CRIMES (274637).

Dianna SinghDianna Singh
Case #: 1974-13383
Location:
Keele Street, north of 15th Sideroad, King Township
Date: Sunday, August 25, 1974

Summary: The body of a woman was located off of a laneway on the east side of Keele Street, north of the 15th Side Road in King Township. An investigation revealed that the victim was Dianna Veronica Singh, aged 21, a resident of Toronto who had been reported missing. Dianna was last seen on Tuesday, August 13, 1974 at 9 p.m. at the Becker's Milk Store located at Jane Street and Woolner Avenue in Toronto. It is believed that Dianna hitchhiked to the Becker's Store where she was last seen. She worked as a waitress at the time of her death and was reported to have been pregnant. An autopsy determined that Dianna Singh died as a result of stab wounds.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the York Regional Police Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau at 1-866-876-5423 x 7865, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com or text a tip by sending TIPYORK and a message to CRIMES (274637).

Tracy KundingerTracy Kundinger
Case #: 1975-12772
Location: Simonston Blvd (near German Mills P.S), Thornhill
Date: Thursday, August 21, 1975

Summary: The body of Tracy Kundinger, aged 18 of Thornhill, was located in a park area adjacent to the German Mills Public School, which is located on Simonston Boulevard in Thornhill. The investigation revealed that Tracy Kundinger worked until 10 p.m. on Wednesday, August 21, 1975 as a lifeguard at the Ottawa Indoor Pool located at 650 Parliament Street, Toronto. Tracy was reported to have been wearing a blue jean jacket over a white T-shirt, blue jeans, and a pair of white shoes when she left the Ottawa Indoor Pool, shortly after 10 p.m. on August 20, 1975. Tracy was observed walking with friends to the Castlefrank Subway Station, and ultimately took a Don Mills North bus to Steeles Avenue, leaving the bus at 10:50 p.m. A man who had been the only other passenger of the bus, described as 22 to 24 years of age, 175 to 180 lbs., with sandy, collar-length wavy hair and wearing a white denim jacket and jeans, got off the bus at the same time and was seen to walking in the same general direction as Tracy. It is believed that Tracy walked northwest from the intersection of Don Mills Road and Steeles Avenue toward her residence, and across the park area that surrounded German Mills Public School and St. Michael's Catholic Elementary School. Tracy Kundinger died as a result of asphyxiation.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the York Regional Police Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau at 1-866-876-5423 x 7865, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com or text a tip by sending TIPYORK and a message to CRIMES (274637).

Katherine Elizabeth McLaughlinKatherine Elizabeth McLaughlin
Case #: 1979-13561
Location: Warden Avenue, south of Highway #7
Date: Tuesday, July 31, 1979

Summary: The body of 33-year-old Katherine Elizabeth McLaughlin was located along a laneway off of Warden Avenue, south of Highway #7 in the Town of Markham. At the time of her death, Katherine McLaughlin was working as a prostitute and used the name Katherine Lyle, Katherine Moore, and Katherine Descoteaux. Katherine McLaughin was seen by a number of different persons at different times of the day on Friday, July 27, 1979 in the Sherbourne Street and Carleton Street areas of Toronto. It is believed that Katherine McLaughlin left the area of Sherbourne Street and Carleton Street in the late evening hours of Friday, July 27, 1979 in a vehicle. Katherine McLaughlin died as a result of blunt force trauma.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the York Regional Police Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau at 1-866-876-5423 x 7865, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com or text a tip by sending TIPYORK and a message to CRIMES (274637).