Her body was found in a boarding house at 17 Maynard Ave. in Parkdale.
She was found on her couch on Monday afternoon by her brother.
He became worried when he couldn’t contact her. He had been in regular contact with her, police say.
Adams had been stabbed multiple times in the head and torso.
Homicide detective Hank Idsinga is trying to reconstruct the last hours and days of her life.
He wants to hear from clients, friends, or a boyfriend who may have had contact with her recently.
Adams, who was Roma, was born in Canada. It’s believed she was born in the Niagara Falls area. She was apparently well known in the Parkdale area, having lived at a variety of addresses in the neighbourhood.
Residents reported seeing people come and go at all hours.
A building resident, who asked not to be named, said the woman called herself a psychic and offered to read his palm. He declined.
“She had a lot of visitors. That’s all I’m going to say. She had late-night visitors.”
Police believe the murderer is someone she knew because there was no forced entry. She was a small woman and it wouldn’t have taken much to overpower her.
She lived at 17 Maynard for less than a year. She is believed to have been stabbed to death between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. Monday.
A murder weapon has not been found.
The woman’s room had a separate entrance along the side of the building, up a metal staircase.
Management had recently sent all tenants, about 20 in all, a letter warning them to keep the side door locked and ordered that all visitors should leave by 10:30 p.m. each night.
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