On Sunday, December 4th, 1983, art teacher Thomas Cahill was stabbed to death in his home on Berkeley St. Charles Furlong, a tenant in Cahill’s house, had heard Cahill talking to someone downstairs, and then, at 4:45 a.m., he heard Cahill call his name. When Furlong came downstairs, he found the front door open and Cahill lying in a pool of his own blood. Police believed Cahill was stabbed by a departing visitor. He had spent Saturday night at the Parkside Tavern on Yonge St.

From The Body Politic (January/February 1984)

Police are asking for help in locating the murderer of Thomas Cahill, 44, a high school art teacher found stabbed at his Berkeley Street home early Sunday morning, December 4.

Cahill was taken to St Michael’s Hospital, where he died 30 minutes later.

Sgt Herman Lowe of the homicide squad said police have been questioning people, including hustlers in the downtown area, who may have seen Cahill in the hours before his death. Individuals have been “most cooperative,” Lowe said.

Cahill was last seen at the St Charles Tavern early that Saturday evening.

Anyone with information about Cahill’s whereabouts between 7 pm December 3 and 4:30 am December 4 can call Toronto Homicide.

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