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Alison Mary Thomas | 26 | Toronto | Missing | September 27, 1978
« on: December 26, 2010, 08:12:03 PM »
Case #   20080151OPP
Name   Alison Mary Thomas

On the 27th of September 1978 Alison Mary Thomas was visiting her boyfriend in Toronto Ontario. Shortly after midnight she left his residence walking towards Yonge Street, Toronto. Alison Thomas had indicated that she was going to get a taxi cab to take her to her residence but she never arrived. An extensive investigation was conducted by the Toronto Police Service but to this day Alison Thomas has not been seen or heard from since.

Date Last Seen   27 Sep 1978
Age At Last Seen   26
Date of Birth   26 Dec 1952
Sex   Female
Race   Caucasian
Height (cm)   168 -
Height (Imp.)   5 ft 6 - ft
Weight (kgs.)   54 -
Weight (lbs.)   120 -
Build   Slender
Dentition   Good
Hair   Blond; Longer than Shoulder   
Facial Hair (Desc.)   
Eye Colour   Blue
Clothing   This missing female was last seen wearing a faded blue calf length denim dress, with a heavy, off-white woolen cardigan, and a pair of beige and blue rope style sandals.
Personal Property   
Location   Toronto Ontario;
Agency   Toronto Police Service

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Re: Alison Mary Thomas | 26 | Toronto | Missing | September 27, 1978
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2019, 11:51:15 PM »
Police think one man murdered two women

Toronto Star - Monday March 30, 1992

Two Victims:  Deborah Silverman, and Alison Thomas both vanished one month apart in 1978.  Silverman’s body was found three months later.

Two young Metro women who vanished about a month apart 14 years ago are cases that police believe  may have been the work of a serial killer.
 Deborah Silverman and Alison Thomas had both been in the Yonge St.-Eglinton Ave. area on the nights they vanished in late summer, 1978.
Silverman, a 21-year-old receptionist, had been out with friends at a disco on Eglinton Ave. before driving home alone later that night on Aug. 12.

Police said she was attacked just as she was walking into the back door of her apartment building on Bathurst St., near Finch Ave., around 3 a.m.

Investigators believe she struggled with her killer, who ripped off her clothes, leaving behind her panties and her purse just inside the door of the building.

Three months later, her body was discovered in a shallow grave in the Sunderland area, north of Whitby.

Her hands were tied behind her back.  She had been shot to death.

She may have been followed home a man who frequented the same bar, one detective said.

Just over a month later, 26-year-old Alison Thomas went to a dinner party at a home in the Yonge and Eglinton area.

She left by herself late that night on Sept. 29 telling friends she was going to walk to a taxi stand on Yonge St. and take a cab home.

It was the last time anyone ever saw, or heard from her again.