CASSELMAN, ON, May 5 /CNW/ - It has been 35 years and the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has not identified the victim of a brutal murder. The OPP investigative team, led by Detective Inspector Guy Faucher, Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB), are releasing an updated composite of what the police believe the victim may have looked like.
On May 3, 1975, a local farmer found the body of a female floating in the Nation River, near Highway 417 in Casselman.
Police believe that the victim, known as the "Nation River Lady" was thrown from the west bound Highway 417 lane bridge at the Nation River.
When found, the unidentified victim was clad only in an undershirt and carried no identification. A television cable was wrapped around her neck, her hands and feet were bound with neckties. A tea towel and other clothes were wrapped around her head.
The post mortem examination revealed that at some point during her life, the deceased had her appendix removed.
Further information and the updated composite of the "Nation River Lady" can be viewed at www.opp.ca. The case is located under What We Do, Investigations, Crime Files, CIB Unsolved Investigations.
The Government of Ontario is offering a $50,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the murderer of the "Nation River Lady".
Anyone having information about the "Nation River Lady" or her murder is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
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SOURCE Ontario Provincial Police
For further information: For further information: Guy P. Faucher, Detective Inspector, Ontario Provincial Police, Criminal Investigation Branch, (office) 705-840-3062, (cell) 705-477-1023