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Homicide #68/2022,
York Street and University Avenue area,
Victim name and photo released


Homicide and Missing Persons Unit

Case #: 2022-2467066

The Toronto Police Service would like to update the public on a homicide investigation.

On Sunday, December 18, 2022, at approximately 12:17 a.m., police responded to a call for an Assault in the York Street and University Avenue area.

It is alleged that:

  • a man had been assaulted and stabbed by a group of teenage girls
  • the man was transported to hospital by medics with life-threatening injuries
  • he was pronounced deceased at the hospital a short time later
  • eight teenage girls were arrested nearby

See previous release.

The victim has been identified as Ken Lee, 59, of Toronto.

His photograph has been released.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), or at

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By Constable Caroline de Kloet

Constable Caroline de Kloet

Media Relations Officer

Corporate Communications

for Detective Sergeant Amanda Thornton

Detective Sergeant Amanda Thornton

Homicide and Missing Persons Unit


Ken Lee, 59, victim of Homicide #68/2022
Photo of Ken Lee, 59, victim of Homicide #68/2022


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