Wednesday, March 11, 1998

Ian Robertson

Hooker toiled for home

The body of a murdered prostitute will be flown home to Vancouver, Toronto Police said.

Donna Oglive, 24, was choked to death between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. Sunday and left in a parking lot at Jarvis and Carlton Sts.

Oglive, who wore a full-length wolf-pelt coat and white boots, had regularly staked out the northeast corner of Gerrad and Church Sts. in the early-morning hours since arriving in Toronto five weeks ago to raise money to buy a house back in Vancouver.

Police said she was due to leave for home in a week. Her common-law husband and father of their 2 1/2-year-old son flew to Toronto Monday to claim her body, which was released from the morgue yesterday.

Oglive, who came to Canada from the Philippines as an infant, was four month pregnant when she was slain. Homicide detectives trying to trace Oglive's last movements said they're encouraged by the number of phone calls and tips.

"Hopefully, they'll shed light on what she was doing that night," Det. Scott Bronson said. The callers seem to be people who knew her in the Toronto area, he said.

Anyone with information can call police at 808-7400 or Crime Stoppers at 222-TIPS.

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