The Kingston Police Major Crime Unit continues to investigate and follow up with any information that may assist in solving these cases.

Anyone with information regarding any of the following cold case files, is strongly encouraged to contact the Major Crime Unit by phone at 613-549-4660 or by email at crimetips@kingstonpolice.ca.

 

Cold Case Files

VALERIE ANASTACIA DREW

 July 28th, 1957 - September 25th, 1970

 

VALERIE ANASTACIA DREW

Drew Homicide Summary

          Valerie Drew was last seen on the afternoon of Friday, September 25th, 1970. She was in the company of two males and walking through Marker’s Acres (now the area of Compton Street) toward Highway 401.

          Valerie was reported missing later that evening when it was discovered that she was no longer in the company of the two males. Her body was discovered during a ground search conducted by members of the public in what was then a wooded area North of Weller Avenue on Sunday, September 27th, 1970.

          Forensic evidence was gathered at the scene and from Valerie’s body at autopsy, which remains in the custody of the Kingston Police for continued testing along with technological advancements.

          Her death is the city’s oldest unsolved homicide and has been actively investigated for 54 years. She is also the youngest victim of all Kingston’s cold cases.

          Anyone with information regarding the murder of Valerie Drew on September 25th, 1970, is strongly encouraged to contact the Major Crime Unit of the Kingston Police by phone at 613-549-4660 or by email at crimetips@kingstonpolice.ca.

JUDITH ANN ZICARI

April 27th, 1941 – April 7th, 1972

 

JUDITH ANN ZICARI

Zicari Homicide Summary

        Judith Zicari (also known as Judith Bailey) was reported unlawfully at large on April 8th, 1972, when she failed to return to the Prison for Women while on day parole. Initially treated as a missing person, the Kingston Police received information in 1991 that led to excavation of the basement of an Alfred Street residence.

          No body or evidence of the murder was discovered at that time.

          Based on the duration of time and the information received throughout the years, Judith’s disappearance is being investigated as a homicide.

                    Anyone with information regarding the disappearance of Judith Zicari on April 7th, 1972, and her suspected murder is strongly encouraged to contact the Major Crime Unit of the Kingston Police by phone at 613-549-4660 or by email at crimetips@kingstonpolice.ca.

ELEANOR McGEACHIE

October 11th, 1914 – August 26th, 1978

 

ELEANOR McGEACHIE

McGeachie Homicide Summary

          Eleanor McGeachie was a 63-year-old widow living alone at her Victoria Street residence, where police and paramedics were called when her body had been discovered by a family member on August 26th ,1978.

          Investigators established early on that Eleanor had been victim of murder and collected evidence from the scene for forensic examination. The neighbourhood was canvassed, and several persons of interest were identified and investigated by police.

          No persons have been arrested or charged in relation to this investigation, though police continue to investigate leads and consider crime scene exhibits for newly developed forensic techniques.

          Anyone with information regarding the murder of Eleanor McGeachie, is strongly encouraged to contact the Major Crime Unit of the Kingston Police by phone at 613-549-4660 or by email at crimetips@kingstonpolice.ca.

 

THOMAS M. GENCARELLI

February 11th, 1958 – November 12th, 1982

 

THOMAS M. GENCARELLI

Gencarelli Homicide Summary

          Thomas Gencarelli was last seen the morning of November 12th, 1982, leaving his apartment on Bayswater Place. When Tom didn’t return home later that morning, he was reported missing. The ensuing investigation revealed that he disappeared under suspicious circumstances and foul play was suspected.

          In 1998, Kingston Police detectives arrested Mitchiel Gordon McArthur (also known as Michael Gordon Hollinger) who was charged with the First-Degree Murder of Gencarelli. However, following a preliminary inquiry, a key witness in the Crown’s prosecution died, and the charges were thereafter withdrawn.

          Tom’s body has never been found and the investigation into his murder remains ongoing.

          Anyone with information regarding the disappearance of Thomas Gencarelli on November 12th, 1982, is strongly encouraged to contact the Major Crime Unit of the Kingston Police by phone at 613-549-4660 or by email at crimetips@kingstonpolice.ca.

 GORDON ANDREW CAMERON

June 20th, 1962 – March 26th, 1993

 

GORDON ANDREW CAMERON

Cameron Homicide Summary

          Gordon Andrew Cameron was last seen on February 26th, 1993. He was reported missing to Kingston Police the following month by his family. Gord owned an automotive repair shop in Kingston’s west end when he disappeared, which was found to have been the place where an Outlaws Motorcycle Club associate, Kevin John MacPherson, was shot and killed.

          At the time of his disappearance, he was an associate of the local Outlaws Motorcycle Club chapter, which investigators believe to be relevant to his murder.

          In 2015, investigators searched a pond on a North Shore Road property near Loughborough Lake but were unsuccessful in locating what they were searching for. Despite extensive investigative efforts, no charges have been laid in relation to Cameron’s murder and his body has never been found.

          Anyone with information regarding the disappearance of Gordon Cameron on March 26th, 1993, is strongly encouraged to contact the Major Crime Unit of the Kingston Police by phone at 613-549-4660 or by email at crimetips@kingstonpolice.ca.

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JEFFREY THOMAS LEVEQUE

June 28th, 1967 – May 2nd, 1989

 

JEFFREY THOMAS LEVEQUE

Leveque Homicide Summary

          Jeffrey Leveque was present in the basement apartment at 13 Shaw Street, when an explosion occurred. He and another man were killed instantly, and three others were injured in the blast. The ensuing investigation revealed that the explosion had intentionally been set off, and that the two had been murdered.

          Several motives and investigative leads have been considered over the years, but the murders remain the only unsolved double homicide in Kingston.

          Anyone with information regarding the murder of Jeffrey Leveque on May 2nd, 1989, is strongly encouraged to contact the Major Crime Unit of the Kingston Police by phone at 613-549-4660 or by email at crimetips@kingstonpolice.ca.

 

CHRISTINE ANN ZIOMKIEWICH

 October 19th, 1950 - June 23rd, 1978

 

CHRISTINE ANN ZIOMKIEWICZ

Ziomkiewicz Summary

          Christine Ziomkiewicz was 27 years old when she went missing on June 23, 1978. At the time of her disappearance, Christine worked at Queen’s University and lived alone in a basement apartment on Park Street.

          After receiving the Missing Persons report police attended the apartment where they located her vehicle, her clothing, freshly purchased groceries and a significant amount of cash. There were no signs of any struggle in the apartment.

          Her whereabouts remain a mystery and her body has not been found.

          Anyone with information regarding the disappearance of Christine Ziomkiewicz on June 23rd, 1978, is strongly encouraged to contact the Major Crime Unit of the Kingston Police by phone at 613-549-4660 or by email at crimetips@kingstonpolice.ca.

VIVA BERNICE MACK

March 2nd, 1930 – November 2nd, 1993

 

VIVA BERNICE MACK

Mack Summary

          Viva Mack was last seen by her family on the evening of November 1st, 1993. She was discovered on the morning of November 3rd, 1993, in her apartment near the intersection of Princess Street and The Parkway. Based on the observations of the scene and her injuries, her death was investigated as a homicide.

          Viva was living alone on the ground floor of a high-rise apartment building when she was murdered. Several exhibits that were seized from the crime scene and autopsy remain in the custody of the Kingston Police for ongoing forensic testing.

          Anyone with information regarding the murder of Viva Mack on November 1st, 1993, is strongly encouraged to contact the Major Crime Unit of the Kingston Police by phone at 613-549-4660 or by email at crimetips@kingstonpolice.ca.

 

MARION A. JOYCE

September 20th, 1927 – March 30th, 2002

 

MARION A. JOYCE

Joyce Homicide Summary

 

On March 30, 2002, Marion Joyce was found deceased in her home on Meadowcrest Road, by a family member she lived with at the time. Given the observations of investigators at the scene and the circumstances of her death, the case has and continues to be investigated as a homicide.

Marion’s murder remains an active investigation as the oldest and most recent victim of an unsolved homicide on file with the Kingston Police.

Anyone with information regarding the murder of Marion Joyce on March 30th, 2002, is strongly encouraged to contact the Major Crime Unit of the Kingston Police by phone at 613-549-4660 or by email at crimetips@kingstonpolice.ca.