Toronto Police Using Social Media To Help Solve Murder


iconsTHUNDER BAY – Crimebeat – The Toronto Police continue with their engagement of the public through social media. A murder on October 15th has the police seeking the public’s help. “The Police can not solve this crime on their own”, states Detective Sgt Borg. The homocide, Toronto’s thirty-ninth of the year, happened on Saturday, October 15, 2011, at 1:59AM. Police responded to a call for the sound of gunshots at 32 Torbermory Drive.

It is reported that police located a man, with a gunshot wound to the body, in a townhouse at 32 Torbermory Drive, he was pronounced dead at the scene A post-mortem examination has yet to be scheduled.

The victim is identified as Christopher Rookwood, 20yrs.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave A Tip on Facebook.

The speed at which the Toronto Police Service are able to get the information online, including the Youtube Video mean that anyone in the public who may have information about the murder can respond to the public request quickly.

Toronto Police Service is one of the more innovative police services in Canada when it comes to social media. Read about the process that led the TPS to social media.