Hundreds expected at Ross funeral Friday
Fund will sponsor kids’ canoe trips in Algonquin Park Autopsy results being withheld until forensic exam complete
Hundreds of people are expected to fill a North York synagogue on Friday for the funeral of Alicia Ross. The family of the 25- year- old Thornhill woman was finally able to plan the service after the coroner’s office released her remains this week.
Ross’s remains were recovered from sites near Lindsay and Coboconk, Ont., late last month, five weeks after she disappeared Aug. 16 from her family’s Bronte Rd. home. Next door neighbour Daniel Sylvester, 31, has been charged with second-degree murder. The service for Ross will be held on Friday at 10: 30 a. m. at Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Synagogue, 100 Elder St. Ross is to be buried at Pardes Shalom Cemetery. The Alicia Ross Memorial Fund has been created to help send children on canoe trips to Algonquin Provincial Park, something Sharon Fortis said her daughter loved.
Donations can be sent care of The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst St., Toronto, M6A 2C3 or by calling 416- 7800324.
Meanwhile, York Region police are not releasing results of the autopsy performed by Chief Coroner Barry McLellan and his staff.
Results are being withheld “ until all forensic examinations are complete,” said police spokesperson Kathleen Griffin, who explained detectives are still awaiting McLellan’s formal report.
“ Our homicide detectives are still working very closely with the coroner’s office to complete the investigation,” Griffin said yesterday.
“ There is still additional work to be done.”