Windsor Police publicly identifies murderer in decades-old cold case

Windsor Police Service News Update
July 27, 2023
Case #:  2000-69564
Windsor Police publicly identifies murderer in decades-old cold case

The Windsor Police Service has publicly identified the individual responsible for the 2000 cold case murder of Windsor resident Carol Christou.

Advances in forensic technology and a sustained commitment by investigators enabled the Windsor Police’s Major Crimes Unit to solve the homicide in 2020. Following a thorough internal review of the case by our senior leadership team, we are now able to confirm that Robert Lotosky, then 48 years old, murdered Carol Christou.

Carol Christou, a 55-year-old mother of two adult children, was found stabbed to death in the bathroom of her home in the 500 block of Brock Street on September 30, 2000. Lotosky, a Windsor resident, was an acquaintance and one of the last people to have seen her alive. 

The totality of the investigation, supported by DNA evidence, conclusively linked Lotosky to the crime and led to a breakthrough in the case.

Lotosky died in Windsor on April 11, 2012.

“The dedication and determination of our investigators, coupled with the advancements in forensic technology, have enabled us to bring some closure to this tragic case,” said Police Chief Jason Bellaire. “We hope that the conclusion of this investigation brings some peace to Carol Christou's loved ones. Our thoughts remain with them during this time.”

Anyone with information on this investigation should contact the Major Crimes Unit at 519-250-6700, ext. 4830. They can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS) or online at
For further information:
Contact the WPS Corporate Communication Unit's Public Information Officer at (519) 255-6700 ext. 4462.

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