Shelley Machine & Marine – Crime of the Week

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With heavy hearts and strong resolve, Sarnia Lambton Crime Stoppers presents two very tragic incidents as the Crimes of the Week.

On Saturday, January 23, 2021 the Sarnia Police launched a homicide investigation after 66 year old Sue Elin LUMSDEN was found dead at her home on Essex St in Sarnia.  This was the third homicide in Sarnia since the first of the year.

Police continue to aggressively pursue all leads in this investigation in their attempts to identify the suspect(s) responsible for this homicide.

Tragedy struck again just a few days later when on January 26th, the Sarnia Police began yet another homicide investigation.  In this incident, the body of 62 year old Allen SCHAIRER was found in a home on Devine St in Sarnia.

As a result of an intense investigation, Police have arrested BOTH suspects wanted for 1st degree murder in this case.

At Sarnia Lambton Crime Stoppers, we recognize that this type of violence is an anomaly for Sarnia.  Crime Stoppers takes their role in these investigations very seriously.  In the hopes of generating quality tips and leads for investigators to follow up, Sarnia Lambton Crime Stoppers is DOUBLING the maximum reward – to $4,000.00 for information that leads to the arrest of the suspect(s) involved in Sue Elin LUMSDEN’s death on Essex St.

If you have any information about either one of these homicides call us a 1-800-222-8477(TIPS) or submit a tip online at

BOTH METHODS ARE ALWAYS ANONYMOUS and you may be eligible for a reward.

Sarnia Police are cautioning the public to be vigilant but not to panic in the wake of multiple murders this month.  Residents have been reminded to lock their doors and windows and make sure outdoor lighting is working.




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