PETERBOROUGH-For Kelly Vaine, Canada’s birthday is not a day of celebration. It’s the day her mother was found murdered. Vaine was just 13 years old at the time.
Karen Anne WOODCOCK was last seen shortly before 4:30am on July 01, 1973 in the area of Parkhill Road and Reid Street in the City of Peterborough. Later that morning, on a quiet stretch of Villiers Line, in the former Township of Otonabee, the mother of seven was found murdered.
Her killer has never been arrested and this homicide remains unsolved.
Criminal Investigators with the Peterborough County OPP continue to follow all leads in relation to this cold case. This investigation remains active and continues under the direction of Detective Inspector Rob Hagerman of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB).
They are offering a $50,000 reward for any information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for Woodcock’s death.
If you have information about the Karen Woodcock homicide, please contact Detective Constable Tracy KATZ at the Peterborough County OPP (705) 742-0401, the Provincial Communication Centre (PCC) (888) 310-1122 or Crime Stoppers (800) 222-TIPS (8477).