2010–2017 Toronto serial homicides: Difference between revisions

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The high-profile investigation and media coverage have drawn controversies including accusations of indifference towards LGBTQ, racialized and homeless persons.
 
=== Use of the term ''serial killer'' ===
 
In mid-November 2017, Richmond said that there was no evidence to establish or exclude that a serial killer was responsible for the disappearances.<ref name="PalamarchukSerial"/> Saunders told the community on December 8 "The evidence today tells us there's not a serial killer".<ref name="BrennanMissing"/> Police first said that they were dealing with an alleged serial killer on January 29, 2018, confirming what some in the community had feared for years.<ref name="DimannoTrail"/> Some questioned whether police had been taking their concerns seriously.<ref name="NasserStandard"/> Nicki Ward, a director of the Church-Wellesley Neighbourhood Association, asked "Why weren't we listened to earlier? Perhaps some lives could have been saved if that was the case."<ref name="SwensonCharge"/>