Canada Protection Plan
Toronto woman’s body found in Brock Township 40 years ago

Deborah SilvermanFour decades after the body of Deborah Silverman was recovered in Brock Township, police are once again asking anyone with information to come forward.

“The OPP is confident there are people who know what happened to Deborah. We encourage anyone to come forward with information to bring a resolution to Deborah’s family and friends who have lived with this terrible loss,” says Detective Inspector Scott Moore, Major Case Manager, Criminal Investigation Branch of the OPP.

After spending the evening before socializing with a group of co-workers, 21-year-old Silverman was last seen in the early morning hours of Saturday, Aug. 12, 1978 in the City of Toronto, according to police.

Police say she had driven her own vehicle, which was subsequently found in the parking lot at her apartment building on Bathurst Street.

According to a 2005 OPP poster regarding the case, Silverman’s purse, keys, and jewellery were found at the rear door of her apartment building.

Three months later, Silverman’s body was located “in a shallow grave” on a property on Concession 2 of Brock Township, southeast of Sunderland.

A $50,000 reward continues to be offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for murdering Deborah Silverman. If a caller prefers to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit information online at https://www.tipsubmit.com/.

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