Toronto Police Service

Homicide #1/1983

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Dennis Melvyn HOWE
Wanted for 1st Degree Murder
Also known as Michael BURNS, Wayne KING, Ralph FERGUSON, Jim MYERS


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Name: Sharin Morningstar KEENAN

Age: 9

Gender: Female

Murdered on: January 23, 1983

Location: 14 Division

Details of Investigation

On Tuesday, February 1, 1983, police responded to a check address call on Brunswick Avenue.

The victim was discovered inside a residence, suffering from medical trauma, and obviously deceased.

Investigators believe the victim was last seen alive in Jean Sibelius Park (Brunswick Avenue and Wells Street), on Sunday, January 23, 1983, at about 4:00 p.m.

A Canada-Wide Warrant for 1st Degree Murder was issued for Dennis HOWE, 42 yrs, in this case.

Other media:

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Media release from Homicide investigator on April 5, 2017

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