The problem rests with communication of the events and what the witnesses said to police. The scumbag who claimed to have been chasing the assailant, yet got his scooter wheels stuck in the tracks while in pursuit, is pathetic. He caused mixed signals early on, and with his need to be a fake hero, he set the stage for misinformation to be in the hands of citizens.
Not only did that witness lie about chasing him, he also lied about the direction the killer ran in, as the surveillance footage clearly shows him running the opposite direction. The witness also claims that the killer was "Mulatto", yet the police were not willing to change their description of the suspect from "white". This is a serious problem, as those who may have had an idea of who the killer could be, are now left with disinformation, and no chance of being able to clearly characterize the suspect.
This killer is most likely in need of medication, or drugs on a regular basis. My true feeling is that he would have ultimately robbed Nighisti Semret, but had to run away. His need for drugs was too powerful for him to realize the veracity of his crime. Also, this killer was ready to commit this act. He was wearing dark clothing, and had a long kitchen knife. Of course he had premeditated the act, but not the victim. He knew there would be noway for someone to stop him from his need.
It is now December, and all news outlets have seemingly stopped reporting the crime, as their releases are only as interesting as the information they receive. Rest assured, if an update came, they would be all over it. The question is, why do we not keep pressuring these killers? There should be non-stop questions, pressure from the media, interrogations at the local level, and bloggers putting the pieces together to help in any way they can.
This killer is still out there...He could be doing this to more people soon...It pisses me off that those witnesses who said they had tried to chase him were in fact lying. They sidetracked the investigation, and all in the name of lies. The time has come to make sure that people speak of this crime. It blows my mind that there is no footage within the area of someone doing something suspicious, which could create a lead. He probably lives in subsidized housing around the neighbourhood, and must be acting extremely out of character at this very moment. Nobody could do that, then easily continue on in life.
I challenge The Toronto Star, Sun Media, CTV, CityTV, and the other major players to start to put the pressure on. Talk about it! Get in the face of local citizens. This killer is walking past people everyday with a huge secret. That secret could be unearthed by paying attention to details.
If The Toronto Police would release an update that confirms more of the description, we would have something more concrete. I am surprised that they do not have the equations to be able to pinpoint the assailants height from the video. Nighisti Semret's height is known, and walks the same path as her, we should be able to pin his height based on the shadows moving in the video clips.
WE NEED TO KEEP THE CONVERSATION GOING. NIGHISTI DESERVES TO HAVE JUSTICE, AND HER FAMILY IS AWAITING IT'S ARRIVAL.
Please help us, and put your two cents in through comments below. In our hearts you have made an impact Nikki. We love you for what you represented. What a shameful act for someone to have committed, and we will be here to help you find justice in your eternal sleep.
Here is my previous article
The Toronto Star