Skip to main content

The Globe and Mail

Police seeking information on woman who claims to know nothing about herself

Toronto police are seeking information on woman who calls herself “Linda” (pictured), who claims to know nothing about herself.

Toronto Police Service

Toronto police have renewed their appeal for information about a mysterious woman who walked into a downtown shelter last month claiming she knew nothing about herself, and have released a fresh photograph of her.

The woman, who calls herself "Linda" walked into the shelter Sept. 5. She has since been relocated at another shelter in the city's east end.

Police can find no records about the woman anywhere and it remains unclear whether she is from Toronto. The assumption is that she is suffering from total amnesia.

Story continues below advertisement

She is white, five-foot-seven, 55 to 60 years old, weighing 150 pounds, with straight blond hair and blue eyes.

Tips have been posted on the Toronto Police Service's Facebook page, but to date none have proved solid.

The appeal for information has now been expanded Canada−wide and a new photograph of "Linda" has been released.

Anyone able to identify her should contact police and make reference to TPS occurrence #4478159.

Report an error Licensing Options
About the Author

At The Globe and Mail since 1982, in assorted manifestations, chiefly crime reporter, foreign correspondent and member of the Editorial Board, Tim is now retired. More


The Globe invites you to share your views. Please stay on topic and be respectful to everyone. For more information on our commenting policies and how our community-based moderation works, please read our Community Guidelines and our Terms and Conditions.

We’ve made some technical updates to our commenting software. If you are experiencing any issues posting comments, simply log out and log back in.

Discussion loading… ✨

Combined Shape Created with Sketch.

Combined Shape Created with Sketch.

Thank you!

You are now subscribed to the newsletter at

You can unsubscribe from this newsletter or Globe promotions at any time by clicking the link at the bottom of the newsletter, or by emailing us at