On September 1, 1985, Philip Van Impe was driving along Leinster Avenue just after midnight, when his car began to stall so he pulled over to investigate. As he was about to get back in and drive away, he was approached from behind and struck on the head with an unknown object. Mr. Van Impe collapsed on the ground and complied with the male robber’s request for his keys and wallet. He also believed he may have lost consciousness for a few minutes. Initially, the Hamilton-Wentworth Regional Police investigated the crime as a robbery and stolen car. However, Mr. Impe’s head injury became progressively worse and he was hospitalized. He died as a direct result of his head injury on October 6, 1985.
The suspect is described as male, white, 6’1”, 180 pounds with a medium build. He had short, straight dark hair and was wearing dark clothes and a jacket.
Anyone with information about this homicide is being asked to contact S/Sgt Dave Oleniuk Major Crime at 905-546-3829.