Ontario’s Chief Coroner, Dr. Dirk Huyer, formally identified all victims of the deadly Toronto van attack at a press conference. The victims included eight women and two men.
Huyer says his team worked methodically over the past few days to scientifically confirm the identities of the victims and thanked their loved ones for their patience.
Alek Minassian, 25, of Richmond Hill, Ontario is the man accused in the attack, and faces 10 counts of first-degree murder and 13 counts of attempted murder in connection with the incident. Prosecutors are reportedly hoping to raise the number of attempted murder charges to 16.
The incident occurred on April 23, 2018, when Minassian drove a white van at high-speeds into a crowd of pedestrians at the intersection of Yonge Street and Finch Avenue in North York, Toronto. He fled the scene, but was arrested by authorities shortly after.
Toronto Van Attack Victims: Names, Ages & Photos
According to Toronto police and Ontario’s Chief Coroner, the list of people killed in the van attack are as follows:
Andrea Bradden, 33
Anne Marie D’Amico, 30
Beutis Renuka Amarasingha, 45
Chul Min Kang, 45
Dorothy Sewell, 80
Geraldine Brady, 83
Ji Hun Kim, 22
Mary Elizabeth Forsyth, 94
Munir Abdo Habib Najjar, 85
So He Chung, 22