Ontario Provincial Police Seek Assistance in Unsolved Homicide and Missing Person Cases

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Someone Somewhere Knows Something

ORILLIA –  The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) released three videos that look at unsolved homicide and missing person cases through an OPP investigative lens at OPP News. The series provides a behind-the-scenes look at investigations in the hopes of sparking new tips from the public that could potentially help solve these cases. Someone knows something.

The series focuses on the following cases:

·        Sonia Varaschin – The 42-year-old health care professional was brutally murdered in her home in Orangeville in 2010. Her body was found days later in a wooded area. After nine years, what do we know and where does the investigation stand?

·        Melanie Ethier – It’s been 23 years since Melanie disappeared without a trace while walking home in a small northern town. Where do police look when there is no evidence and how do investigators stay motivated to solve the case?

·        Kathy Wilson – A case is not closed until it is solved. Thirty-nine years later, the OPP gets a confession and the family gets peace. This video is a rare look at the evidence and techniques the OPP can now share including interviews with the family and the undercover officer who got close to the murderer, and finally the confession 39 years after the 12-year old’s disappearance.

Anyone with any information that could assist in the Sonia Varaschin or Melanie Ethier investigations can contact Criminal Investigation Services, OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (tips).

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