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Recent articles by Peter:

How a pair of stranger murders shook 1980s Toronto

Live-in nanny Christine Prince knew to be careful out alone — 19-year-old cheerleader Jenny Isford had been murdered less than a month earlier. → Read More

Christmas in Lytton in the 1960s meant waking up to oranges and ping pong balls in our stockings

Great Christmases were a constant for me, writes reporter Peter Edwards. → Read More

Two men sentenced to life in Ontario’s largest cocaine bust, linked to Sinaloa cartel

Vito Buffone, of Caledon, and Jeffrey Kompon, of Welland, were earlier convicted of running a ring that moved two tonnes of cocaine into Ontario. → Read More

Patrick Santos’s killers bound his ankles and wrists before they duct taped his mouth. Was it a warning gone wrong?

The 21-year-old apprentice mechanic was ambushed in his Scarborough backyard by people that he knew, according to police. → Read More

Hamilton mobster gets day parole after serving three years for drug trafficking charges

Domenico Paolo Violi had been sentenced to eight years in December 2018 → Read More

Evelyn Dick vanished after serving time for killing her infant son. Did she also murder her husband?

Found not guilty in the death of her husband John, Hamilton’s Evelyn Dick did jail time for the killing of her infant son before becoming a legend. → Read More

Morag Davies fought back. What happened to the killer who left bleeding from her Sarnia home?

There was no sign of forced entry, but a blood trail led away from the real estate agent’s body — suggesting her attacker had been seriously cut. → Read More

He was stabbed more than 100 times. Was Sandy LeBlanc the victim of another Gay Village serial killer?

Seven unsolved murders connected to Toronto’s Gay Village from 1975 to 1978 all have similarities: each showed extreme, up-close violence, in which th... → Read More

‘Dumb as a bag of hair.’ An Ontario man long on drug-dealing ambition hooked up with Mexico’s cartels but was over his head

Nick Nero, part of a loose group of criminals known as the Wolfpack Alliance, tried to become the biggest drug importer in the history of Niagara Regi... → Read More

Ottawa police officer cleared of corruption charges

The charge against Mohamed Yusuf Mohamed, 45, was thrown out of Ottawa court at the request of the Crown Attorney’s office earlier this month because ... → Read More

Cassandra Do was known for being ‘very discerning’ about her sex trade clients. So how did she end up dead in her bathtub?

DNA evidence suggests Cassandra Do was attacked by the same person who attacked a sex worker in 1997 in the same neighbourhood. → Read More

Steven Truscott’s wrongful conviction for rape and murder was a miscarriage of justice. So who did kill Lynne Harper?

It would take 47 more years for Steven Truscott’s name to be finally cleared, leaving the 1959 killing of Lynne Harper a mystery. → Read More

Anthony (Fif) Soares was waiting to be buzzed in. Why the murder of Drake’s friend is still a mystery four years later

Soares was lured to his execution-style murder in the lobby of a Toronto Community Housing building by someone he trusted, investigators believe. → Read More

Toronto man wanted for first-degree murder in disappearance of Markham couple

York Region Police now say the disappearance of Quoc Tran, 35, and Kristy Nguyen, 25, is the result of a targeted attack. → Read More

Police searching for suspect in armed robbery of Toronto ATM company caught on video

Police have arrested three men and four women and seek Emmanuel Rawson, 22, of Toronto, on charges of robbery with a firearm, conspiracy to commit an ... → Read More

Toronto police inspector who lives in Richmond Hill charged with impaired driving

Toronto police inspector who lives in Richmond Hill charged with impaired driving → Read More

Peter Frumusa was no double murderer. Why would police trust a drug dealer nicknamed ‘The Snake’?

“You’re free now. Go on and enjoy life. Accept our apologies,” an Ontario judge finally told Frumusa in 1998, nearly 10 years after his arrest for a c... → Read More

High-profile Toronto police inspector charged with impaired driving, is suspended with pay

Toronto police Insp. Chris Boddy, 52, charged by York Regional Police on Aug. 29 after allegedly being found to have a blood alcohol concentration abo... → Read More

York police investigate disappearance of Markham couple

Quoc V. Tran, 37, and Kristy Nguyen, 25, were last seen on Saturday. → Read More

Hamilton drug trafficker wins appeal for new parole hearing. Board had denied him over ‘retaliatory’ threat to his life

Domenico Paolo Violi, 55, is serving a six year sentence for trafficking drugs and possession of property obtained by crime. → Read More