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Monday May 26th, 2014

Posted at 1:21pm

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York Regional Police continue to investigate a murder that happened in 1972, and they believe the woman may have ties to this area.

Police say that it dates back to Thursday, November 30, 1972, when the body of 16-year-old Yvonne Leroux of Weston (Toronto), was located on 16th Side Road between Jane Street and Keele Street in King Township.

The investigation revealed that Yvonne was last seen in the evening on November 29, 1972, near the York Finch General Hospital (known today as the Humber River Hospital), located at Finch Avenue and Norfinch Drive in North York.

Blunt force trauma was determined to be the cause of death.

At the time of the murder, officers conducted interviews and investigated information supplied by the public; however, the death of Yvonne Leroux remains unsolved.

Police say that despite the passage of time, investigators remain actively commited to solving this case. With the advent of new forensic techniques and input from members of the public, investigators are hopeful that they will be able to move the investigation forward.

The Regional Municipality of York Police Services Board is offering a $50,000 reward in an effort to solve the murder.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the York Regional Police Homicide Bureau at 1-866-876-5423 x 7865, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com or text a tip by sending TIPYORK and a message to CRIMES (274637).

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