TORONTO [Peter Paul Media] — Police interviewed over 350 people during their investigation into the murder of 21-year-old Lisa Lynn Anstey but were unable to find her killer. On Monday, police released a video appeal asking for tips that could lead to an arrest.
Anstey was found suffering medical trauma just after 9 a.m. on May 12, 1997 at 393 Front Street E., just outside a homeless shelter named Street City just west of Cherry St. Police earlier received a call reporting a deceased female lying in a laneway.
Her killer has remained at large for over 20 years but police have a DNA profile of a suspect which they’ve used to create a description. The suspect is a described as a white male with blue or light-coloured eyes and blond or red hair.
“We have the killer’s DNA and now we need a name to go with that DNA,” Toronto Cold Case D/Sgt. Stacy Gallant said. “It has been 22 years and this killer has not been held responsible. It is time that he is held to account for his actions.”
Anstey, 21, was a sex-trade worker who frequented the area of Wellesley St. East and Bleecker St. She was 5’4” tall, 105 lbs with brown hair and a gap in her upper front teeth.
There are no other details regarding this case.