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Alberta Khan

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The Cold Cases of York Region: Alberta Khan

Alberta Khan was working alone at Elson's Variety Store in Markham on the night of November 12, 1997, when two suspects robbed the store of cash, lottery tickets and cigarettes, killing her in the process. 

Witnesses near the plaza, located on the northeast corner of Elson Street and Markham Road, just north of Steeles Avenue, reported seeing two clean-shaven black males at 10:50 p.m., just after Alberta's murder. They left the parking lot in a bright red sports car with tinted windows. 

An autopsy determined Alberta died as a result of blunt force trauma to the head.

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If so, please contact the York Regional Police Cold Case Unit at 1-866-876-5423 ext. 7865 or email the investigators directly. Want to remain anonymous? Call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, leave a tip online at or text a tip by sending TIPYORK and a message to CRIMES (274637).