The Unsolved Murder of Anthony Manning
Case File Overview
Shortly after 6:00 pm on Friday, May 8, 2009, 39-year-old Anthony Manning was found murdered in a home in London, Ontario. The London Police Service were told by an unnamed source that Anthony had been killed. When officers entered the apartment located at #202 – 499 Cleveland Ave, his remains were located in the bathroom.
#202 – 499 Cleveland Ave, London, Ontario
The autopsy revealed that Anthony died from a gunshot wound.
Anthony’s murder remains unsolved.
Case File Theories
There’s a shocking lack of coverage of this case. According to Dale Carruthers from The London Free Press, Anthony’s murder “has largely faded from the public radar.” Nearly the only time Anthony’s murder is mentioned by the press is when the London Police Service discusses other cold cases.
Due to the lack of details available about Anthony’s murder, concrete theories are hard to come by.
The London Police Service, however, has made a couple of interesting comments about the case: “We know that a number of people came and went from this address in the days leading up to the discovery of his body. We believe that there are people with information about how Anthony was murdered who have not come forward.”
The first comment above seems to suggest that perhaps the apartment where Anthony was found may have been a popular party spot and/or was used for illegal activity, such as the sale of drugs. The second statement leads me to believe that there are people out there who need to come forward with information to help close this case.
It’s also been reported that police arrested two men at the scene who were eventually released without charges. These men could have been involved, but it’s impossible to know without more information.
Who do you think murdered Anthony?
I’m not sure if Anthony has loved ones trying to get his case into the spotlight and their voices are going unheard, or if he doesn’t have anyone fighting to keep this case alive. Either way, Anthony’s life was tragically cut short, and he deserves justice.
If you can help solve this murder, please contact the London Police Service at 519-661-5670
“London police have perfect murder clearance rate in last eight years” – The London Free Press article
Unsolved Murders – London Police Service
“Police try to warm up cold case files” – OurLondon.ca article