TORONTO, Ont. – Toronto Police are marking the fourth anniversary of the homicide of Christopher Skinner, Friday.
Several members of the Skinner family, along with police, addressed the media in a news conference at Police Headquarters, announcing new information in the case, including a still photo of the black SUV they believe was involved in the murder.
However, there have still been no arrests.
Christopher’s sister Taryn says she did not want to mark the fourth anniversary alongside police, as she believed the case would have been solved by now.
Skinner, 27, was killed in the early morning hours of Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009 in the Adelaide and Victoria area. It’s believed an alteration between him and two to five occupants of a black SUV took place.
During the altercation, Skinner was assaulted and knocked to the ground. Only moments later, the occupants returned to their vehicle, running over Skinner as they fled the scene.
Skinner was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries, where he later died.
Skinner’s mother says she does want to make one thing clear.
“I think that [people are] probably hoping that it will all be forgotten and that they can just slink away, but I think it’s important for them to know that it’s not forgotten,” she said, Friday.
“It will never be forgotten in our household, and our households are large. But I think it won’t be forgotten in the police household, it won’t be forgotten in Toronto’s household.”
Information about the ongoing investigation can be found at www.findchriskiller.com.
There are two separate rewards for anyone with information in the case – a $50,000 reward from Police, and a $100,000 reward from the Skinner family.