UNSOLVED: Elgin Cullen – Etobicoke, ON, (1960)

Nov. 14, 1960, at about 8:05 p.m, Elgin Cullen, 62, was found shot to death on the Cullen Pony Farm.

The farm was started by Elgin Cullen in 1935, according to the Etobicoke historical society.

The murder is now the oldest Etobicoke homicide cold case still on the Toronto police books.

At the time, there were plenty of rumours about potential murder suspects and why they did it, but no arrests were ever made.

Investigators did confirm that the person people were talking about was part of the investigation and that he took his own life about 10 days after Elgin Cullen’s murder.

However police won’t comment on who was a suspect or a person of interest in this case or any other because of privacy issues for the individual or for the individual’s family in a case where the person is no longer alive.

Ilamay Vineham, 90, (nee Peacock), who was born and raised on the farm, said that Cullen kept to himself and was “always afraid” that somebody would harm him or his family.

Vineham said the Cullens bought the property from her family in the late 1950s or early ’60s.

If you have any information regarding this case, please contact Homicide at 416-808-7400, or at homicide@torontopolice.on.ca, or phone anonymously at 416−222−TIPS (8477); or via the internet at www.222tips.com.