HUNTER: Crack, the streets and a three-decade-old Toronto cold case

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In the big cities, the body count kept mounting with each new dawn. Addicts and gangbangers alike were stung by the deadly draw of an easy high and easier riches. Four decades after the crack epidemic kicked off, the residual tragedies of that era are still washing ashore. Families and people forever shattered, along with swathes of urban wastelands. One of those victims was a North York woman barely out of her teens whose once-promising life ended in a loveless industrial park. People who knew Cheryl Roseann Nelson, 20, likely would never have dreamed her life would be ended in such a cruel manner.

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