August 15th, 1990
Police identify body of roomer: Brian Countryman, 43, was found dead Wednesday on the second floor of the three-storey Cabbagetown rooming house where he had lived for the past two years. An autopsy revealed that the man died from a blunt injury to the head. Police said they have not recovered a weapon. "It could have been feet, fists, an object, anything," Detective Mike Pinfold said. Police said they were having trouble finding people who knew the man well. - Toronto Star (Aug 18, 1990) Steven Mealing was charged with the murder. Mealing previously convicted in the death of Wally Muckle.