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mariomike said:Regarding Toronto's homicide statistics,
I wonder how many bodies are stashed around this town, including those dumped into Lake Ontario and the inland waterways?
And, the ravine system.
Topographically, Toronto is like San Francisco's hilly terrain - turned upside down.
Despite Metro's growing population, the ravines have been left in their natural state. There has been almost a complete ban on development in the ravines since 1954.
Last night's shooting spree on the Danforth reminded me of when they found a lady not far away. Under the showroom floor of a Chev/Olds dealer on the Danforth. She was in an oil drum.
She had gone MIA from the Linsmore Tavern ( it's still there ) in 1943. She was accidentally discovered ( and identified ) during a demolition in 1995.
Her husband ( a construction worker who poured the concrete ) told the other patrons that she ran off with some guy.
A few years ago, two friends of mine were sent to a call in Riverdale for a "baby not breathing".
It was wrapped in a 1925 newspaper!
Those are just a couple of examples of bodies discovered years later - by accident.
But, it makes one wonder how often that sort of thing happened in the pre-internet era?
We used to call the Fraser river the "Hells Angels retirement home" going by the number of biker bodies we found every spring. Most were never reported missing. Guy leaves home town under a cloud, perhaps mom dead, dad a drunk, gets involved in a gang in Edmonton, comes out to Vancouver, screws up and is taken for a swim one night. Very few people knew he was here and they are unlikely to talk. Just another associate gone. So in essence they just disappeared.