43 years later Burlington sex assault suspect still ‘most wanted’

Published July 13, 2023 at 11:06 am

Do you recognize this man or know anything about this case?

There are just five people on the Halton Regional Police most wanted list, but one suspect still at large has investigators eager to find 43 years later.

The case involves a sexual assault that took place near the city’s waterfront on December 15, 1980.

According to Halton police, during the early hours of that date, a woman in her 30s was walking in the area of Ontario St. and Nelson St. when she noticed a man standing beside a parked vehicle on the other side of the road.

As she walked the man followed as he eventually crossed that street to meet her and then asked if she wanted a ride home.

The woman refused but the man persisted and eventually he grabbed her and dragged her into a nearby yard where she was sexually assaulted.

The woman suffered physical injuries from the attack.

At the time the attacker was described as a white male, in his 30s, approximately 5-foot-10 and weighing 170 to 180 pounds. The man would be in his 70s now. Further, the man had green or grey eyes, medium brown hair that was parted to the side and noticeably long in the back.

He was wearing a rust-coloured, mandarin-style jacket and a plaid shirt consisting of blue /grey and cream colours. The culprit wore blue jeans and black motorcycle-style boots.

The vehicle the man was initially seen near what was described as a 1976 to 1978 dark blue Ford Granada. This vehicle may or may not be involved.

Police are still trying to solve this case and if this information jogs your memory or if you have any information about the suspect you are asked to contact investigators at 905-825-4777 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.


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