The Unsolved Murder of Tina Picoulas
Case File Overview
At first, Tina’s death was not classified as a homicide. Roughly three months after her body was discovered, however, the Office of the Chief Coroner determined that Tina’s death was indeed a homicide.
Detective Peter Code explained that “natural causes, drug overdose, something like that, has been ruled out.” The authorities are being extremely reticent about Tina’s cause of death, with Detective Code stating, “Foul play is suspected, there was trauma, but that’s all I can say.”
Little is known about Tina. But we do know that she had lived in Montreal, Niagara Falls, and Toronto. And unsubstantiated reports suggest that she may have worked as an exotic dancer. All of this information could be useful if it helps people remember if they interacted with or saw Tina during her time in Toronto.
*Note: Tina’s death is reported to have occurred on May 28th, 2008 or May 29th, 2008. The newspaper articles all state that Tina was murdered on the 28th, and the Toronto Police Service has tweeted that Tina was killed on the 28th. However, the Toronto Police Service Cold Case Files overview indicates that Tina was killed on the 29th. For the sake of clarity, I have used the 28th, as it is, by far, the more frequently used date.
Case File Theories
Unfortunately, until more is known about Tina, her cause of death, forensic evidence found at the scene, and who she was with during the time leading up to her death, it is impossible to explore any specific theories about her murder.
Who do you think murdered Tina?
Given the fact that the media has shown very little interest in covering Tina’s case in any in-depth manner, it is crucial that we draw attention to what few details there are available. Please share this article on social media to help shine a light on this very cold case.
Toronto Police Service is keen to talk to anyone with information about Tina’s death, or anyone who knows of her whereabouts during the days just prior to her murder. If you have any information, please contact the police at 416-808-7400, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).
Tina Picoulas – Toronto Police Service Cold Case Files overview