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http://www.visionrockland.ca/nouvelles.asp?nID=13483

VISION - News
Prank letter writers charged in “cold case” murders
November 13 2008
by vision@eap.on.ca



Two Orillia men now face charges of mischief for anonymous letters they sent to the police more than a decade ago about the “Nation River Lady” murder case and another separate murder investigation in the Orillia area.


The “Nation River Lady” is the name given to the case involving an unidentified woman found in The Nation River near Casselman on May 3, 1975. The unknown victim was wearing just an undershirt. She had television wire wrapped around her neck and her hand and feet were bound with three neckties.


The other case is the Leah Sousa murder in Orillia. Sousa, 13, was found dead on Cumberland Beach near Orillia. The girl and her mother, Lora, were both at home asleep on Sept. 1, 1990 when they were attached by unknown assailants.


Both received severe head injuries. The mother recovered but the girl died as a result of the attack.


Both murders remain unsolved. During the early and mid 1990s, police received several anonymous letters about the two cases purporting to provide information. Police investigation has since proven the information bogus and also determined the identities of the senders.


Two Orillia men, both in their 60s, are now charged with public mischief and scheduled to appear in court in Orillia.

Police are still looking for information on the Sousa home invasion murder and clues to help solve the identity of and close the case on the “Nation River Lady”. Anyone with real information can call the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch toll-free at 1-888-310-1122 or the CrimeStoppers confidential tips line toll-free at 1-800-222-8477. They can also go online at www.opp.ca/Investigative/UnsolvedCrimes/index.htm.

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September 27th, 2017, 1:47 am #14

https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2017/08...ase-murder.html

OPP create bust of ‘Nation River Lady’ in attempt to solve cold case murder
Victim strangled and tossed into a river in 1975, and police have made little headway in the case since then.


This woman dubbed the "Nation River Lady" was killed in 1975 and her case has remained unsolved. The OPP recreated a clay reconstruction of what she would have looked like.  (Ontario Provincial Police)  


By Alexandra JonesStaff Reporter
Tues., Aug. 1, 2017





Police have created a 3-D clay reconstruction bust of a woman killed four decades ago, in their effort to solve the bizarre cold case murder of the victim dubbed the “Nation River Lady.”

On May 3, 1975, a farmer found the remains of a woman floating in the Nation River, near the town of Casselman, in eastern Ontario. She was nude except for a large navy blue body suit, and wrapped in two pieces of green cloth and two towels, her hands and feet bound with neckties.

She had a pink manicure and partial upper and lower dentures that spoke of a well-to-do lifestyle, according to pathologists.

She was white, aged 25-50 years, between 5-foot-2 and 5-foot-8, with brown hair dyed a reddish blonde. Even years after her death, police told the Star that they were baffled that no one had reported her missing.

In 1999, her case was one of 150 unsolved homicides across the province that was reopened, and in 2010, a $50,000 reward was offered for information that could help find her killer.

A medical examination showed that she’d been strangled with two feet of television antenna wire before being thrown from a bridge on Highway 417 into the river. It’s unknown exactly how long she was in the water before she was located, but her face was preserved enough to create detailed sketches and now, a 3-D model.

A forensic artist with the Ontario Provincial Police, Const. Duncan Way, created the 3-D clay facial reconstruction.

The OPP are hoping that someone might recognize her and come forward with information. They even have a dedicated Nation River Lady tipline at 613-591-2296.
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September 27th, 2017, 1:58 am #15

POSSIBLY RELATED CASE
http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthrea...ON-25-50-May-75
http://doenetwork.us/cases/93ufct.html

•Discovered on August 16, 1975 in East Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut.
•Estimated date of death: August 11, 1975.

Vital Statistics
•Estimated age: 18 - 28 years old
•Approximate Height and Weight: 5'5" - 5'6"; 125 lbs.
•Distinguishing Characteristics: Brown hair, parted in center. Brown/hazel eyes. She had pierced ears. She may have had a small mole under the chin. She possibly had comestic surgery to reduce the size of the nose.
•Dentals: Not Available. Probable orthodontic care.
•Clothing: No clothing located.
Case History
The woman’s strangled body was found by a truck driver on a rainy August 16, 1975, floating in a drainage ditch behind the former Bradlees department store on Frontage Road. She was wrapped in a canvas tarpaulin and she was gagged and bound by black antenna wire around her neck, waist and knees. Police believe she was killed somewhere else and dumped on Frontage Road. She died of asphyxiation by suffocation at least five days prior to discovery.
Dried white paint spots on the tarpaulin might indicate the murderer had connections with the painting trade.

Here's a map showing Casselman ONT, CA to East Haven CT
https://www.mapquest.com/directions/list/1/...haven-282039408
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September 27th, 2017, 2:00 am #16

The latest drawing shows the face of a white woman between 25 and 50 years old. She was 160 centimetres (five-foot-three) tall, weighed 45 kilograms (100 pounds) and had extensive dental work and partial dentures. Her hair was dark brown, shoulder-length and dyed reddish-blonde and she had manicured fingernails painted red.
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Nation River Lady remains a mystery

An updated sketch by police is the latest attempt to spark clues that would solve a homicide from 1975, Ian MacLeod reports.

By Ian Mac Leod, The Ottawa Citizen May 6, 2010

OTTAWA — Thirty-five years after her body was pulled from the Nation River near Casselman, Ont., police Wednesday issued a new composite sketch of the Ottawa Valley's most infamous unsolved homicide victim.

After decades of digging, police don't know her name and that anonymity only compounds the crime against her. She may forever be Jane Doe, Plot No. 1654 in Toronto's Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Was she somebody's girlfriend? Wife?

That she apparently was never reported missing suggests the killer was someone close to her. Identify her and the killer may come into focus, too.
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September 27th, 2017, 2:02 am #17

The latest drawing shows the face of a:
white woman
Age: between 25 and 50 years old
Height: 160 centimetres (five-foot-three) tall
Weight: 45 kilograms (100 pounds)
Hair: dark brown, shoulder-length, and dyed reddish-blonde
Teeth: extensive dental work and partial dentures
Nails: manicured fingernails painted red


For those with strong stomaches, a post-mortem photograph of the woman is posted on the Ontario Provincial Police website (opp.ca) under unsolved criminal investigation branch (CIB) cases. ***WARNING, the content might be disturbing to some viewers)*** Link (select 1975)http://www.opp.ca/cibui/html/displaycase.php?id=105.

Police know virtually nothing about her death, except that she was strangled. Why the killer chose the Nation River along Highway 417 as a dumping ground, the motive and just about every other aspect of the case are pure speculation.

There’s one bit of revealing evidence: a 24-inch piece of television coaxial cable was around her neck. It was manufactured by a Renfrew firm for only a short period in the early 1970s.

Almost two million feet of it was shipped to cablevision firms in Ottawa, Hull, Montreal and Brockville — nowhere else.

That suggests the unidentified woman was attacked in the Ottawa-Brockville-Montreal triangle.

The mystery began about 9:30 a.m. on May 3, 1975.

That was the day that Claude Legault, working the south section of his farm just north of Highway 17, spotted a decomposing corpse face down in the sluggish river, 40 minutes east of Ottawa.

Police retrieved the body and a collection of strange clues led detectives down dead-end paths for years.

Clad only in a long-sleeved, dark blue leotard top bunched up around her neck, the woman was bound hand and foot. Her hands were tied in front with a distinctive navy blue necktie with three small Canadian emblems, possibly flags. Her legs were bound at the ankles by two more ties.

Her head was hooded in an odd array of layered cloth: two pieces of bloodied, green textile, a disposable hand towel and a distinctive Irish linen tea towel.

Loosely wrapped around her neck was the television cable. In her left armpit was a small piece of a curtain rod runner with an attached plastic wheel.

On the bridge railing, police found drops of blood, but not enough to establish a blood type and a link to the victim.

The victim had high-quality upper and lower partial dentures, suggesting a middle-class background. There were 10 fillings in her teeth.

Her appendix had been removed. She had not borne a child. Her larynx was fractured in two places, but there were no other signs of injury. She had eaten a short time before her death and was bound before she was killed.

Because of decomposition, it was impossible to tell if she was sexually assaulted.

Her body is believed to have been in the water for as long as six months before it was discovered.

With the clues and autopsy, police pieced together a sketchy murder theory:

After eating a large meal, the woman, who seemed to take good care of her appearance, was attacked by a man inside a room where the cloths would have been close at hand.

During the attack, she or her assailant pulled down a curtain and, in the ensuing struggle, the chunk of curtain rod lodged in her armpit.

After being overpowered, she was tied up, killed and dumped off the bridge.

There’s no record of the woman’s fingerprints anywhere in the world.

Police combed through more than 700 missing person files — one led them on a fruitless hunt to Switzerland — and ruled out all of them.

Denturists and dental laboratories from Toronto to Halifax couldn’t identify the woman’s elaborate dentures, leading to speculation she might have been a foreigner, but checks outside the country also turned up nothing.

Police knocked on every door within a 25-kilometre radius of the bridge and came up with nothing.

Teams of officers searched dozens of Ottawa-area homes, hotels and motels where the TV cable might have been installed, but found no missing 24-inch strands or places where the cable had been mysteriously replaced. No damaged curtain rods were found in area motels.

The neckties that bound her hands and feet had been made in Montreal and sold in large quantities throughout Ontario and Quebec.

The distinctive linen tea towel had been imported from Ireland by a Toronto company and was sold in large numbers until 1972, making it untraceable, too.

On Jan. 16, 1987, after more than a decade inside Drawer No. 34 at the provincial morgue in Toronto, the woman was finally buried.

A $50,000 reward offered by police remains uncollected. Anyone with information is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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September 27th, 2017, 2:14 am #18

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OPP reveal overwhelming response to Nation River Lady social media campaign

Since the media launch on the morning of Aug. 1, the OPP has received and is following up on more than 18 new tips so far from the public. The total number of impressions or times the content was displayed on Facebook in English was 28,016 and French was 65,374. Videos posted to the OPP's Facebook account in both languages received a total of 21,098 views. Twitter was equally successful with the content being viewed in English 32,048 times and French 7,274. As well, many news agencies broadcasted the information.

With advances in technology and the OPP forensic artist, the social media campaign contained numerous photographs of the items located on or with the Nation River Lady at the time of discovery and released a video of the three-dimensional clay facial reconstruction of Nation River Lady's head and face.

Under the direction of case manager Det. Insp. Dan Nadeau, of the Criminal Investigation Branch and Missing Persons and Unidentified Bodies Unit (MPUB), police continue to followup on all information provided and thank everyone who has called or provided information via email. Anyone with new information on the case can call the dedicated missing persons hotline toll-free at 1-877-934-6363 (1-877-9-FINDME) in Canada only; or 1-705-330-4144 from outside Canada. You can also submit information by email at opp.isb.resolve@opp.ca.
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September 27th, 2017, 2:16 am #19

http://unidentified.wikia.com/wiki/Nation_River_Lady

Nation River Lady was a woman found murdered in Ontario in 1975. Her case has received a large amount of media attention, yet she has never been identified.
Physical Description Edit
Her hair was naturally dark brown but was dyed strawberry blonde.
Her appendix had been removed.
She had webbed toes.
She may have been a smoker.
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