*UPDATE* VIDEO: Police Identify Woman Killed in Cabbagetown
Toronto Police have released the name of the woman stabbed to death in Cabbagetown on Tuesday morning.
Officers say 55 year old Nighisti Semret worked as a cleaner at the Delta Chelsea and was on her way home from work when she was attacked.
She worked as a cleaner at the Delta Chelsea on the night shift and was employed by contractor Andorra Building Maintenance.
She was not employed directly by the hotel, but even though many employees didn't know her, her death was still felt by those that worked there.
"I heard from my friend," says one employee. "It's shocking. I feel so sorry about it...it can happen to anyone."
This person's death has hit us," says Delta Chelsea GM Ron Pellerine. "It's very hard on our staff and our condolences go out to her family."
An employee at Andorra's Etobicoke office was visibly upset by her death. She says Nicky was hard-working and professional, and the company was proud to have employed her.
The employee says Nicky had come to Canada about 2-3 years ago and had worked for he company with about 150 other employees for about the same amount of time.
The co-worker also said Nicky had kids in Africa and no other family in Canada
While police haven't confirmed the attack was random, officers say it is something they are looking into.
Semret left her job after her overnight shift at 6:30 on Tuesday morning.
Police say they she lived what appeared to be a quiet and private life, and as a matter of fact, they've been unable to reach any family members.
Cops say they are looking for a white man, about 5'10 to 6'2 with a medium build. He's about 150 to 200 pounds and was wearing a dark coat that buttons in the front, a white or light coloured scarf and a dark hat with a peak.
Police are now asking people from the neighbourhood to come forward and tell them what they know about the people often seen in the area. People like panhandlers.
Emergency crews were called to Ontario Street near Wellesley and Parliament Street at approximately 7:04 a.m, on Tuesday morning.
Police say the woman was stabbed in an alley on a residential street.
The woman was stabbed multiple times in the arm and torso and was taken to hospital with serious injuries. She was pronounced dead in hospital several hours later.
Giroux says they have security footage from highrise buildings on Bleeker, and he called them 'good images'. Police released that video late Tuesday afternoon and it can be seen below.
Newstalk1010's Justine Lewkowicz spoke with Paul Down, a witness who jumped in to try and help the woman.