TORONTO – Toronto police continue to search for the killer of a 20-year-old-man who was stabbed on Monday night in the Eglinton and Dufferin area.
Michael Cocomello was stabbed around 9:20 p.m. at the corner of Thornton and Nairn. He had multiple stab wounds to his back and torso and died later in the hospital.
Inspector Ken Taylor says there’s a sad twist in this case.
“One of the first responders to our deceased was in fact his mother,” Taylor explaining. “(She) came out of her apartment and tried to provide some assistance to our deceased.”
Investigators believe this was a targeted attack and while Cocomello is known to them, they don’t believe his criminal past is connected to his murder.
No arrests have been made. So far, police haven’t released a suspect description.
Taylor points out it happened in a highly-populated area.
“There’s cars coming and going all the time. There’s access to Eglinton. Something drew him out of that apartment,” Taylor said. “And unfortunately right now we don’t know, but I’m hoping in the very near future we will find that out.”
Police are hoping members of the public will come forward if they have any information.
The police have been canvassing the area for leads.