Crime of the Week

Karen Lee Ann Caughlin Homicide

Sarnia-Lambton Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $2,000.00 for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for the murder of 14 year old Karen Lee Ann Caughlin. Karen’s battered body was found on March 16, 1974 on a back road in Enniskillen Township, outside the Town of Petrolia.

Karen had been at Rose Gardens Roller Rink with some friends. At about midnight, she was dropped off at a girlfriend’s house on Brock Street, where she was to spend the night. This is where the trail goes cold. Karen never went inside the house. The police believe that Karen’s killer drove a metallic purple 1970-1971 Charger, Challenger, Duster, Demon or Swinger. The factory name for the paint was “Plum Crazy.”

If you have any information about this crime or any other serious crime, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. You will never have to appear in court or reveal your identity. If your information leads to an arrest, you may receive up to a $2000 cash reward. Crime Stoppers does not use call display or call trace.



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