Toronto cops turn to Twitter to help solve cold case murders

Toronto Police Det.-Sgt. Brian Borg. (Reuters files)

Toronto Police Det.-Sgt. Brian Borg. (Reuters files)

Chris Doucette, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 7:48 PM ET

A veteran cop is turning the heat up, 140 characters at a time, on the city’s hundreds of murders that have gone cold.

Toronto Police Det.-Sgt. Brian Borg, who is in charge of the service’s cold case homicides, has so far only dipped his feet into the Twitter pool.

But he plans to dive all the way into social media in the near future, believing Twitter and Facebook can be “a great tool” for unsolved murders.

“Social media is yet another platform that gives us an opportunity to talk to more people,” Borg said Thursday.

Toronto has more than 500 unsolved murders dating back about 90 years — two-thirds occurring since the mid-1990s — and Borg is anxious to clear some of those cases.

When he took over the cold cases earlier this year, Borg said he recognized the importance of reaching out to the Twitter-verse. But, admittedly, he’s still learning how best to utilize its power.


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