Suspect in Karen Caughlin murder may be deceased

LambtonShield.com has learned that one of the suspects in the 1974 murder of Karen Caughlin may have died.

The 38-year-old case, which remains unsolved, involves the young Caughlin, 14 at the time, coming from Rose Gardens roller rink in Sarnia with some friends and at about midnight, was dropped off at a girlfriend's house on Brock Street. She was supposed to spend the night, but never made it inside the house.

It is believed that Miss Caughlin was struck by a vehicle and left for dead in a shallow ditch on the side of Plowing Match Road (formally known as Side Road 6-7) in Enniskillen Township, a couple kilometers northwest of the town of Petrolia.

Her body is said to have been located on the 16th of March, 1974, around 9:50 a.m., by an area farmer, Mr. Fred Bygrove.

No substantive leads in the case have been released by police.

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