For almost six decades, the following murder investigation has remained a cold case. It is one of the oldest cold cases in the Toronto Police’s list of unsolved homicides.
On Aug 7., 1962, Julian (Julie) Wolanski age 16, told her mom she was going to meet a teacher at the Eglinton Subway station about the requirements she needed to finish Grade 9.
Other girls later told cops a similar tale: They too had been contacted by a man claiming to be a teacher. The mystery man seemed to know a lot about the girls lives.
On Sunday, August 12, 1962, police responded to a check address call on Indian Line near Rexdale Boulevard.
The victim was Julian, She was discovered at the side of the road, suffering from gunshot wounds, and obviously deceased. She was only wearing silk stockings. Her purse and clothing were missing.
An autopsy later revealed that she had been sexually assaulted and beaten and shot at close range with a .32-calibre
Detectives believed Julie had been haphazardly thrown out of a car before her killer or killers fled the scene.
She had likely been murdered somewhere else and held captive for several days before being killed.
Investigators believe the victim was last seen leaving her residence on August 7, 1962 at about 4:30 p.m.
Two decades later, the lead detective said cops had a strong suspect. They just didn’t have enough evidence to make an arrest.
If you have any information regarding this case, please contact Homicide at 416-808-7400, or at firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact Crimestoppers at 416−222−TIPS (8477); or via the internet at www.222tips.com.