Police said Calvin Hoover, 28 years old at the time of the kidnapping, was identified through genetic geneaology from DNA from a pair of Jessop’s underwear as the murderer. Hoover’s family was friends with Jessop’s family, the kids often playing together.
Upon the positive identification, police said they are still looking to trace the movements of Hoover from 1984 to 2015, when he died by suicide.
Hoover lived in Toronto, Durham Region and Port Hope.
Investigators said they have received over 60 tips from the public so far and have now set up a dedicated tip line and email.
Anyone with information is asked to call 416-808-8647 or email email@example.com
“The officers with the Cold Case section of Homicide have been grateful for the information they have received so far,” said Inspector Hank Idsinga, Unit Commander of Homicide. “Every detail that comes in can help us determine the last moments of Christine’s life and establish any connection to other possible incidents.