Area OPP Police Press Releases

Newborn Murdered – 62 Year Old From St. Marys Arrested

(PERTH COUNTY, ON) – One person has been charged following a death investigation in Perth County.

On October 20, 2021, the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), under the direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB), and with the assistance of the Stratford Police Service, commenced an investigation into a death that occurred in Perth County in 1985. The victim has been identified as Meghan THOMPSON, who was 25 days old at the time of her death.

Katherine THOMPSON, 62-years-old of St Marys, has been charged under section 214(5)(e) of the 1985 Criminal Code with First Degree Murder.

The accused was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

As this is an ongoing investigation, no further details will be released at this time. A publication ban is in effect for the proceedings.

Anyone with information regarding this or any incident is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at Huron Perth County Crime Stoppers, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000. 

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