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article imageWho killed Christine Prince?

By KJ Mullins     Jun 11, 2010 in Crime
Toronto - Christine Prince, 25, was a young woman from Wales working as a nanny in Toronto in 1982. On a hot June Sunday night, June 20th, she and a friend went to a movie at Yonge and Bloor, in the heart of Toronto.
The friends met up with Prince's boyfriend for donuts after the movies. The trio left the donut shop at about 1:20 a.m. and walked to the subway station.
Prince's boyfriend boarded a train going one way and the girls took the subway to St. Clair Avenue West. At the station they boarded a westbound streetcar. At Bathurst Street Christine's friend exited the streetcar with Christine only having two stops to make at Wychwood Avenue. She would have a short walk to make it to her employer's home in the rain.
She is thought to have rounded the corner at St. Clair Avenue West at Pinewood Avenue.
She was never seen again alive.
Her employer called police Monday morning at 7:30 a.m. to report the young nanny missing.
At 9:00 that morning her wallet was found in a gravel portion of the 401 near Meadowvale Road.
On Tuesday Christine's body was discovered in the West Rouge River near Sewell's Road 30 kilometers from her home. Witnesses alerted police about a nude body in the water. An autopsy revealed that she had drowned but there were blows to her head also. Christine's head, face and body were also bruised and cut.
Christine was not the only woman murdered in 1982. That year in Toronto seven women would turn up dead in the city. Christine was the second, just a month after Jenny Isford, 19, was discovered on a lawn in her own neighbourhood raped and strangled. Stories of the deaths hit the press. Articles ran about violence against women. Stories had women being afraid and demanding answers from the police.
Christine was 5'3" and weighed 126 pounds. She looked like the Welsh girl she was with fair skin and rosy cheeks, light brown hair and blue eyes. When she disappeared she was dressed tastefully in a cream coloured sweater and light blue dress pants carrying a brown leather shoulder bag and multicoloured umbrella.
How did Christine get 20 kilometers Sunday evening? She was drowned but was that the result of being too beaten to fight the water? Was she thrown into the water?
Questions have gone unanswered for 28 years. It's time to give closure to Christine's family and friends. Who killed Christine Prince and where are they today?
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