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Toronto police get new DNA lead in decades old murder case

Last Updated May 7, 2018 at 7:35 am EDT

Police say new evidence has been found in the 1991 murder of Lori Pinkus, May 7, 2018. HANDOUT/Toronto Police

Cold case investigators in Toronto say they have a new lead in a decades-old murder case.

Police say they have a DNA profile of a suspect and need the public to give them a name they can chase down.

Investigators say 21-year-old Lori Pinkus was working in the sex trade when she was last seen leaving a bar in the city’s west end in the early morning of Sept. 8, 1991.

Hours later her partially nude body was discovered in a school parking lot.

Police say she’d been assaulted and strangled.

Several persons of interest were interviewed and eliminated during the original investigation, but Det.-Sgt. Stacy Gallant says having “the killer’s DNA” brings them a step closer to solving the crime.