Globe and Mail

Former Toronto policeman rescued from locked room

Monday, December 9, 2002 – Print Edition, Page A6
The Globe and Mail

A former Toronto policeman has been found emaciated in a locked basement room where police say he had to relieve himself in a steel bucket and take meals that were slipped through a slot in the door.

Steve Peacock, a 76-year-old with Alzheimer's disease, weighed just 85 pounds when police rescued him Thursday from a padlocked room in a house in the small Ontario town of Georgina, about 80 kilometres north of Toronto.

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