OPP Investigation Continues
CALEDON, ON, Jan. 7, 2013 /CNW/ - The investigation into the death of 20-year old Kera Jane FREELAND is continuing under the direction of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) Detective Inspector Chris Gilpin and detectives from the Caledon OPP Crime Unit. Kera FREELAND's body was discovered in a ditch on Heart Lake Road, in the Town of Caledon on Thursday March 17, 2011.
The victim's death is being treated as suspicious by the investigative team and her cause of death is not being released as a result.
Kera FREELAND was last seen in Toronto on January 16, 2011 and based on medical evidence obtained from the autopsy it has been determined that she died around the time of her disappearance. The victim was pregnant when she disappeared and medical information along with autopsy findings has assisted in determining when she died. She was living in an apartment at 2529 Lakeshore Blvd West in downtown Toronto.
Investigators also believe that the victim's remains had been at the location they were discovered since mid January 2011. The snow and cold temperatures preserved valuable evidence.
"While we wait for further forensic reports our investigators continue to work on every lead" said Detective Inspector Chris GILPIN, CIB. "DNA testing is being completed by the Centre of Forensic Sciences to develop a profile on biological evidence discovered during the investigation that we believe may belong to someone involved with either Kera's death or in disposing of her body. Our investigation leads us to believe that her body was taken to the location it was found in mid-January 2011 after her death. We are encouraging any member of the public who may have information that could assist investigators in determining how the victim was transported to Caledon after her disappearance, to come forward."
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Caledon OPP Major Crime Unit at (519) 927-3041 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). You can submit information online at www.peelcrimestoppers.ca. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and you will remain anonymous. Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.
SOURCE: Ontario Provincial Police
For further information:
Provincial Constable Brenda Evans
Community Service Officer / Media Relations Officer
Caledon OPP--Bolton Community Policing
(905) 857-3304 / (647) 389-8300