As I was walking from my work at a Toronto club to my car, I passed these two ladies who I presume were waiting for a cab at University and Queen.
Though the pic I’ve included isn’t of them, it’s a close enough approximation. One of them (the cleavagey one) was holding a long box with a pink ribbon under her arm.
I stopped. “Someone gave you a bouquet?” (at this point my brain alerted me to the fact that I was inexplicably entering pick-up mode)
She shook her head and smiled. “It’s a body.”
“A corpse.” Her friend grinned.
I raised my eyebrows and shrugged. “A baby you mean?”
This is something I just had to write about. Recently, there was a murder in Toronto, Ontario near York University. Check out today’s reporting on it here.
What is known so far is that a young woman, a student from Beijing, living near York University’s campus was murdered while her friend – thousands of kilometres away – watched on webcam. A man apparently knocked at the door and asked to use her cell-phone; this man then entered the apartment and murdered her.
This is, of course, a shocking crime and not to make light of it, but as soon as I heard about this I was reminded of one of the few episodes I’ve seen of CSI: New York. Check out the scene I’m thinking of here.