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Tracy Kundinger

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The Cold Cases of York Region: Tracy Kundinger

A girl smilesTracy Kundinger was about 500 metres from her home on the night of August 20, 1975. She was on her way back from a late shift as a lifeguard and would have been home in five minutes.

Tracy, 18, never made it home. She was attacked and eventually strangled to death in the shadows of Simonston Park.

Just an hour before, at 10 p.m., Tracy clocked out from the Ottawa Indoor Pool on Parliament Street in Toronto. She joined a group of friends and walked to Castle Frank subway station, where she boarded an eastbound train. Eventually, Tracy took a Toronto Transit Commision bus on the 25 Don Mills Northbound route and exited at Steeles Avenue around 11 p.m.

The only other passenger, a young man with sandy hair and wearing a white denim jacket with jeans, exited at the same stop. He was seen walking in the same direction, but he has never been identified.

Typically, Tracy would have never walked home through the park - after leaving the bus she would ride a motor scooter between the Cliffwood Plaza, just south of Steeles Avenue, and her home. The scooter was stolen from the plaza four days before her murder and recovered by police at a construction site at nearby 3085 Warden Ave., in Toronto. Tracy had yet to receive it.

From the cold case files

Crime Scene Photographs

Photo Gallery: Tracy Kundinger will appear here on the public site.

Points of Interest

Help identify Tracy's killer

Do you have information about what happened to Tracy? Can you help identify her killer? 

If so, please contact the York Regional Police Cold Case Unit at 1-866-876-5423 ext. 7865 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).