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Victoria "Tori" Marsbergen

UCF #104200035
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada/Mexico
File: Toronto-Area Woman's Murder in Mexico
Contributor: Duncan M.

Victoria Tori Marsbergen

File Number: 104200035

Toronto, Ontario, Canada - They found Victoria "Tori" Marsbergen's body in a dusty cemetery near the airport in the lawless Mexican city of Ciudad Juarez.

It was reportedly her first visit to the tough border town across the Rio Grande.

Overwhelmed local cops claimed she was battered to death with a rock and died from head trauma.

The 21-year-old Canadian woman, who is believed to be from the Toronto area had been living in El Paso, Texas, when she disappeared, El Diario De Juarez reported. Tori was last seen in this car bearing New Mexico plates. Tori Marsbergen had not been heard from since April 29, 2019 and her mom, Tammy Daniels, took to social media looking for help. She also filed a missing person report with the El Paso Police.

Daniels wrote on Facebook: "Her phone is off. Her phone is her life and she will never let it just die or turn it off, especially this long. Tori as everyone knows her, has not shown up for work either."

Victoria had the word "Kylie" tattooed on her chest, "Aaron Mathew" inked on her right clavicle area and a heart stating "Aaron" inked on the middle finger of her left hand.

Mexican authorities have not officially disclosed a reason why Marsbergen may have been in Juarez.

Mexican media reported that it was Tori's first time in Juarez, a city so dangerous that Canadian travellers are strongly cautioned against going there.

"Her presence here in Juarez was unusual, she had no roots here in the state, nor in the city, so we are investigating what was the reason for her presence because... we do not know who she was going to visit", said Cesar Augusto Peniche, state attorney general.

One Mexican report said Tori had recently received threats although who was doing the threatening is unclear.

This case remains unsolved.

Isaac Flores - Quintana

Abducted by their non-custodial mother
UCF #104200201
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
File: Abduction of Isaac Flores - Quintana
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Isaac Flores - Quintana

File Number: 104200201

Toronto, Ontario - Isaac Flores along with his older sister, Sara, were abducted by their non-custodial mother, Carmen Bermudez - Quintana, on February 18th 1995 from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The three of them have not been seen since.

Carmen is described as a Hispanic Female, strawberry blonde hair, Brown eyes. She stood at 5'10" and weighing 150 pounds. She was 34 years old in 1995. She was born on February 27th 1960.

The children have never been found and their cases remain unsolved. If you have any information concerning this case, please contact Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

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Lori Pinkus

Pinkus was found partially nude
UCF #104200200
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
File: Unsolved Homicide of Lori Pinkus
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Lori Pinkus

File Number: 104200200

Toronto, Ontario - Having grown up in Ottawa, the youngest of 9 children, Lori Pinkus had moved to Toronto from Ottawa only 5 months prior to her murder. In Ottawa, Lori had been the victim of an assault, having been stabbed in the chest in her apartment. Two men were charged in the attack, but the charges were dropped against one of the men when Lori failed to appear for court dates related to the assault. A warrant was issued for Lori for failing to appear in court and she left Ottawa shortly after.

Trying to escape her troubled past, Lori was looking for a new start in Toronto. Battling a drug addiction, Lori worked in the sex trade to support her habit. Her apartment was located in a rough area and the school parking lot where she was found was in an area notoriously frequented by drug dealers.

Toronto police had collected evidence from Lori and the scene of her murder, but at the time, DNA testing was not available. Now, police have a DNA profile of the man they believe killed Lori and are looking for a name to go along with that DNA profile. Unfortunately, the killer's DNA has not been found in the national DNA database.

"Now, that we have the killer's DNA, we just need a name to go with it." says Det-Sgt. Stacy Gallant. Gallant said police are convinced that someone knows the man who killed Pinkus.

"There is no doubt that there are people that are close with the offender or who were close to him back at the time of this offence. And you know he is responsible for this murder," he said. "This is a killer who left a young woman's body on display in a school yard. It is time he is held to account for his despicable actions."

Lori Pinkus was found partially nude
Lori Pinkus was found partially nude, suffering from medical distress, in the parking lot of Brockton High School, north of Dufferin Mall, on 90 Croatia St. (YouTube)

Did Lori know her attacker? Was she the victim of a drug deal gone wrong?

Was she simply and tragically in the wrong place at the wrong time?

Can advancements in DNA technology finally bring her killer to long-deserved justice?

With big breaks happening in cold cases recently, let's hope that we are starting to see the beginning of a wave of cold cases being solved by DNA, where victims receive justice and perpetrators of violent crimes are finally dragged out from their shadowy hiding spots.

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

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Patricia Lupton

The victim was discovered off the roadway
UCF #104200215
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
File: Toronto's Oldest Cold Case That Remains a Mystery to This Day
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Patricia Lupton

File Number: 104200215

On March 9, 1959 at 6:20pm 12 year-old Patricia Lupton went to get picked up from a man who called himself Mr. Johnson, who was answering her ad for her babysitting services.

Between 7:30 and 8pm three men found her strangled to death tossed near the side of the road on McCowan Road south of Ellesmere Road - a short distance from where she lived/got picked up.

Lupton was pronounced dead on the scene and was last seen alive en route to Kennedy Park Plaza sometime after 5:30 p.m. Over 60 years later, no one knows what happened to her.

Little is known about the case and there is a startlingly low amount of information out there that is often contradicted.

Patricia Lupton is the oldest Toronto Police Service cold case. Patricia was only 12 when she was discovered in medical distress on the side of the road on Monday, March 9, 1959 on McCowan Road south of Ellesmere Road.

Patricia Lupton is one of more than a hundred cases that still remain unsolved from the Toronto Police Service's time as the Central Detective Bureau (CDB). Cold cases are the ones where the murder occurred at least ten years ago. In all of these cases, Toronto Police are hoping that someone will come forward with information. In most cases, they've been forgotten about since the original investigation. Sometimes, the details aren't enough for an arrest to be made, but in some cases, it's been proven that someone did it.

If you have any information regarding this case, please contact Homicide at 416-808-7400, or at

Ambrose Small

Vanished from his office in Grand Opera House
UCF #104200230
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
File: Mysterious Disappearance Of Toronto Theatre Owner Ambrose Small
Status: CLOSED
Contributor: Duncan M.
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