Toronto Police have released a short surveillance video of the black SUV implicated in the murder of Chris Skinner, a 27-year-old gay man. Read Xtra’s full update on the news conference — a brief summary of the new details below:
The video was played for reporters at the press conference, and police said that it would available online after the conference. We’ll post a link here when it’s available (but to be honest, there’s not much to see). (UPDATE, 7:30pm: We now have a screencap of the video, shown at right).
Police describe the vehicle as a black, four-door SUV, with tinted rear windows. The interior is a light colour — either tan or grey — and the vehicle has high-intensity headlights.
Police also released a limited description of the SUV’s driver. He is described as light-skinned, with very short hair ("military-style"). He was wearing a tight black tank top. Police say the man is likely under the age of 30.
When asked if there is any indication that the attack was a hate crime, Detective Stacy Gallant said that there is currently “no evidence” suggesting that.
A memorial service for Skinner was held in Uxbridge today.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Stacy Gallant at
416−808−7410 and Detective Doug Dunstan at 416−808−7406, or Crime
Stoppers anonymously at 416−222−8477 or online at 222tips.com. And