Investigators Release Video to Identify Witnesses
CALEDON, ON, Aug. 29, 2014 /CNW/ - During the early morning hours of August 30, 2010, Sonia VARASCHIN, who
was 42-years old at the time, was brutally murdered in her residence on
Spring Street in Orangeville.
Since this date, a Multi-Jurisdictional Major Case Management (MCM)
investigation, led by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Criminal
Investigation Branch (CIB), with the assistance of the Orangeville
Police Service (OPS) continues to follow up on all information and tips
received from the public.
Part of the investigation has been focusing on analyzing video evidence
obtained by police from around the various crime scenes relating to
Investigators are releasing a surveillance video taken of a gazebo
located in Alexandra Park off of Second St and First Ave. The park is
situated behind the Orangeville Town Hall and is in an area very close
to where Sonia's vehicle was left in the early morning hours of August
The video depicts two people in a gazebo prior to them walking away at
about 5:58 am on August 30, 2010. Police would like to identify these
individuals to speak with them.
The quality of this video is grainy but investigators are hopeful that
these individuals will recognize themselves or that someone will be
able to identify them and come forward to the police. These individuals
are potential witnesses and are not suspects in this case. Anyone who
recognizes these people are requested to contact the investigators
The Gazebo video link has also been uploaded to the OPP youtube page and the OPP is encouraging everyone to view the video and contact
investigators with any information.
This investigation is continuing under the direction of Detective
Inspector Shawn Glassford of the OPP CIB.
"It has been four years since Sonia VARASCHIN was brutally murdered and
we continue to have a dedicated multi-jurisdictional investigative team
actively working on her case." - Detective Inspector Shawn Glassford,
MCM Manager, OPP Criminal Investigation Branch.
"Our investigators are as committed to finding Sonia VARASCHIN's killer
today as we were when it began in 2010. We are determined to bring
justice to Sonia and her family and to that end we will continue to
follow up on all tips and leads we receive and are asking the public to
continue provide information to our investigators. No tip is too small
or insignificant in fact it could be the missing piece of the puzzle
that we need to solve this case", added Detective Inspector Glassford.
The OPP continues to offer a reward in the amount of 50 thousand dollars ($50,000) for information leading
to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for
the murder of Sonia VARASCHIN (photo).
Investigators are asking anyone with information to contact the
Orangeville Police Service Tip Line at (519) 941-2522, or Crime
Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 if you wish to remain anonymous.
To view the reward poster click: Sonia Varaschin Reward Poster.
SOURCE: Ontario Provincial Police
For further information:
Sergeant Peter Leon
Phone: (705) 330-3738