Point Edward, ON: Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) today made a public appeal
and unveiled a case chronology video in the hope of reinvigorating the investigation
into the death of Karen Caughlin.
The 14-year-old Sarnia resident was found on the morning of Saturday, March 16,
1974, near the side of the then-6th Sideroad or Freer Road, now known as Plowing
Match Road, between Churchill Line and Lasalle Line in Lambton County.
At a news conference, members of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) pointed
out they are specifically looking at a nine-hour gap in the time between when Karen
was last seen - in the early morning (approximately 12:50 a.m.) of Saturday, March
16, 1974 in Sarnia - and when her body was discovered at around 9:50 a.m. 22-kilometres
away. Police also want to speak to or hear about anyone who may have seen or been
with Caughlin on Friday, March 15th at locations in her community or at Sarnia Collegiate
Institute and Technical School.
The seven-minute, OPP-produced video is available for viewing on the OPP website
and through the official OPP YouTube channel. Anyone with information on the Karen
Caughlin case may call Detective Constable Rob CARRUTHERS at Lambton County OPP
at 519-882-1011, or if the caller prefers to remain anonymous, they can call Crime
Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).
OPP investigation into death of Karen Caughlin - OPP YouTube
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