Toronto Police Service

Cold Case Files

Homicide #36/1977


Photo of the victim
James Melvin

Age: 80

Gender: Male

Murdered on: August 9, 1977

Location: 52 Division

Details of Investigation:

On Tuesday, August 9, 1977, at about 9:28 a.m., police responded to a 911 call at 76 Dundas Street E.

The victim was discovered inside the Evangel Temple church, suffering from blunt trauma, and obviously deceased.

Additional Information:

No further information available.

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