All ten victims of Toronto Van attack identified

Authorities have released identities of all ten victims of Toronto Van attack after days of painstaking “scientific” efforts to identify the victims

The names of eight women and two men who died when a van mounted a sidewalk, mowing down pedestrians in its path have been identified and released. 

The deceased were named at a joint news conference Friday afternoon with the provincial coroner and Toronto police, who also provided an update on the investigation.

Police officially listed the victims as:

  • Beutis Renuka Amarasingha, 45, of Toronto.
  • Andrea Bradden, 33, of Woodbridge, Ont.
  • Geraldine Brady, 83, of Toronto.
  • Sohe Chung, 22, of Toronto.
  • Anne Marie D’Amico, 30, of Toronto.
  • Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Forsyth, 94, of Toronto.
  • Chul Min (Eddie) Kang, 45, of Toronto.
  • Ji Hun Kim, 22, of Toronto.
  • Munir Abdo Habib Najjar, 85, of Toronto.
  • Dorothy Sewell, 80, of Toronto.

Officials relied on scientific evidence, such as fingerprints, DNA and dental records, to identify the dead.

The majority of those fatally struck were women, with only two men among the deceased.

Two foreign nationals were among those killed, Huyer said at the news conference.

Najjar was a Jordanian citizen and had only been in Toronto for a couple of weeks visiting his son. The Jordanian Embassy told CBC News he was also a grandfather.

Ji Hun Kim was a South Korean international student at Seneca College.

A fund collecting money for victims and families in the wake of the attack surpassed the $1.2 million mark Friday.