UNSOLVED: The murder of Holly Anne Painter (1995) – Toronto, ON

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Holly Painter was considered missing, but 27 years later her disappearance is now considered a homicide.

Her body has never been recovered and Toronto Police cold case detectives and her family are still looking for answers

Holly was last seen in the vicinity of Dawes Road and Donora Road in Toronto at approximately 19.00 on the evening of June 26, 1995.

Painter, who was 18-years-old at the time, supposedly ran from a friend’s brown Ford Bronco as it stopped for a light at Warden and Kingston Road in Toronto.

Holly Painter

Apparently the last people to see the young woman were two friends, Steven Warner, 33, and Susan Livingstone, 25.

Warner was interviewed and would tell detectives that Painter had become upset with him and fled the Ford Bronco

Warner later admitted using Holly’s bank card in Cheektowaga, NY. He had voluntarily left Canada because of an “immigration matter.”

Two nights after this incident, a note was pinned to her parents’ door reading: “I’ve had enough. Don’t try to find me.”

Because of this, it took two weeks for her to be reported as a missing person

The police now consider the note to be fake and Toronto detectives consider Steven Warner a “person of interest” in Painter’s disappearance.

If you have any information regarding this unsolved case, please call the Homicide Unit at 416-808-7400 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416−222−TIPS (8477)

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