Every year, thousands of people in Ontario are reported missing and dozens end up being victims of homicide. While most missing people are eventually found, and many murders are solved, some are not. CityNews reporters Fil Martino and Madison Fitzpatrick take a closer look at the cold cases that refuse to crack. Hear from victims’ friends and family and the detectives who spend years searching for answers.
In March 2004, 22 year old father of one Jayvien Piper was gunned down on his way home from an evening class in Scarborough, Ontario. Investigators say they believe they know who is responsible, but they don't have enough evidence to make any arrests.
In March of 1959, 12 year old Patricia Lupton answered an ad about a babysitting job and then disappeared. Hours later she was found off a roadway in the Scarborough area of Toronto. She was suffering from injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Over 60 years later and still no one has been arrested in connection with her death.
In June of 1990, 22 year old University of Toronto student Elizabeth Bain disappeared. Her body has never been found, but police say it was a homicide. Elizabeth’s boyfriend Robert Baltovich was convicted of her murder. He spent eight years in prison before being deemed not guilty by the courts in 2008. Elizabeth Bain's killer remains at large.
Gary Adam Simpson
In April of 2010, 37 year-old Gary Adam Simpson died after being beaten with a baseball bat in the Queen and Sherbourne area of Toronto. It is believed the attack may have been payback from the victim of a $25 robbery. Simpson's killer has eluded police for over a decade.
Jamiee Lee Miller
In November of 2015, 30 year-old Jaimee Lee Miller was reported missing from Barrie, Ontario. Months later her remains were found in Simcoe County Forest in nearby Springwater Township. According to the Ontario Provincial Police this was no missing person's case. They say this was a homicide. The killer has yet to be found.
54 year-old Suckju "Andrew" Ryu was gunned down while working in his convenience store in the Jane and Sheppard area of Toronto on February 18th, 1993. Police say they believe it was a robbery attempt. The two suspects wanted in connection with the fatal shooting have never been found.