Who murdered Rhoderie Estrada?
It’s a strange who dunnit homicide case that has a lot of people nervous.
The people who live on Torrens Ave. are already upset at the loss of a beloved wife and mother on their normally quiet street. But if we are honest many are also terrified.
“Yes it’s frightening,” said Bessie Goudis, who has lived on this street in the Pape Ave.-O’Connor Dr. area for 44 years.
Neighbour Minda Formendos added “it’s scary” for those in the neighbourhood.
Estrada, a 41-year-old mother of three young children and a wife to husband Gerald Aquintey, was the co-owner of the popular Filipino restaurant, Tinuno, on Howard St., near the Sherbourne subway station.
“Thank you all for your prayers and support,” Aquintey posted to Facebook. “The children and I are OK. Please continue to pray for my wife’s family and my children. We will update you soon for my wife’s service.”
Formendos, meanwhile, described them as a “couple who loved each other” and “good parents.”
Now the children have lost their mom and a husband his wife. It’s devastating.
While a family plans a funeral, Toronto Police pursue a big time homicide investigation, which included an autopsy of the deceased.
There are more questions than there are answers.
But it was the fifth paragraph of the Toronto Police’s news release that put area residents on edge.
“At this time, investigators believe that sometime between Friday, May 25, 2018, at 10:30 p.m., and Saturday, May 26, 2018, at 2:15 a.m., an unknown person entered the house via a side window and subsequently caused the death of Ms. Estrada.”
Side window? Unknown person?
Det.-Sgt. Mike Carbone was hard at work on this Monday and keeping his cards close to his chest. He had earlier told my colleague, Bryan Passifiume, that police found the victim in “a bedroom in the home” where she was “suffering from obvious signs of trauma.”
With photographer Ernest Doroszuk, I looked around the area Monday and could see that while some upper-floor windows appeared to open, it is believed to be been one in the basement that police are focusing their investigation around.
“She waved to me every day,” said neighbour Davey Jones. “She was a beautiful woman. I really feel for her husband, her three kids and her family.”
He called the killing “shocking” and troubling.
“It’s a senseless act,” said Jones. “But police will catch the guy.”
It can’t happen soon enough for those on the normally tranquil street — one that is now the scene of a brutal crime that could change the idyllic neighbourhood forever.
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