Canada Toronto police offer $50,000 reward in 1997 cold case

01:40  03 january  2018
01:40  03 january  2018 Source:   thestar.com

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Police are offering a reward of $ 50 , 000 for anyone who can identify her alleged killer. ( Toronto police photo). A co-worker who arrived at her apartment that evening found her body and called police .

A reward of up to $ 50 , 000 is on offer in an attempt by Toronto homicide investigators to dredge up new leads in a 20-year-old cold case , police said Tuesday. Gracelyn Greenidge, 41, was beaten to death in her apartment in 1997 . ( Toronto Police Service).


Investigators looking into the 1997 murder of a 41-year-old woman said they’ve found DNA evidence of her killer — and are offering a $50,000 reward to anyone with information on his identity.

Gracelyn Greenidge, a nursing assistant, was found beaten to death at her apartment on Driftwood Ave. on July 29, 1997. She had missed her afternoon shift at the Castleview-Wychwood Towers senior’s home on Christie St.

A co-worker who arrived at her apartment that evening found her body and called police. She had been beaten to death, and police said her body was covered in blood.

Greenidge, originally from Barbados, had lived in Canada for the 20 years before her death. Her immediate family is from the United States.

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Toronto police are offering a reward of up to $ 50 , 000 for information in relation to a 20-year-old cold murder case . Gracelyn Greenidge, 41, was found dead in her apartment at 50 Driftwood Avenue on July 29, 1997 by a

Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders has authorized a $ 50 , 000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the

Police said in a statement issued Tuesday that they have managed to develop a DNA profile of the man who they believed to be her attacker, and cross-referenced it with men who knew Greenidge and Canada’s national DNA databank.

But the killer’s identity is still unclear.

“We have the killer’s DNA, now we just need a name to go with the DNA, nothing more,” said Det.-Sgt. Stacy Gallant of the homicide cold case unit.

He urged anyone with information who hadn’t already spoken to the homicide squad to contact the cold case unit.

“You may have the key to this case and not realize it,” he said in the statement.

Police told the Star in 1999 that Greenidge had been seen with a man in his 30s, described as 5-foot-9, about 165 pounds, and with a prominent mole on his right cheek.

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Gracelyn Greenidge, 41, was slain in 1997 . TORONTO — Toronto Police are offering a reward of up to $ 50 , 000 for help solving the brutal murder of a nursing assistant 20 years ago. Police released a video appeal in the cold case in an attempt to reach out to family members of Greenidge.

Gracelyn Greenidge was found beaten to death at her apartment on July 29, 1997. Police are offering a reward of $50,000 for anyone who can identify her alleged killer.© Provided by Toronto Star Gracelyn Greenidge was found beaten to death at her apartment on July 29, 1997. Police are offering a reward of $50,000 for anyone who can identify her alleged killer.

He was said by police at the time to have frequented several bingo halls in Toronto’s north end.

This is the second time police have offered a reward for information in this case. In 1999, a $100,000 reward was issued for any information on Greenidge’s death.

Det. John Line admitted to the Star when the initial reward was approved that the money rarely leads to information. However, he believed at the time that all investigative avenues had been exhausted.

Police on Tuesday continue to ask anyone with information to come forward.

“It has been over 20 years since this murder,” Gallant said in the statement. “It is time to step up and help solve this case.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).

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