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Suzanna Aldworth 

Suzanna Aldworth

Female 1956 - 18 ???

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  • Birth  17 Nov 1956  [1
    Gender  Female 
    Crime  18 ???  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    murdered 
    Misfortune  1972 
    murdered 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-24280 
    Died  18 ???  St. Agatha, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Cause: murdered 
    Person ID  I24280  Generations
    Last Modified  30 Apr 2017 

  • Notes 
    • Investigator 'solves' murder but 1972 case remains open.

      Today is the 25th anniversary of Waterloo Region's oldest unsolved murder, a crime that police say is no longer a mystery. But police say they don't have enough evidence to charge the man they believe killed Suzanne Aldworth, who turned 16 the day she disappeared. "There is no doubt in my mind he is the killer," former regional homicide detective George Schiestel said. Her killer, police say, was a member of the Henchmen biker gang in Kitchener in the 1970s. The man is now a 50-year-old derelict living in western Canada, but police won't disclose his name or the city where he lives. On Nov. 19, 1972, the Waterloo teen's naked and brutally beaten body was found in a snow-filled ditch beside a country road near St. Agatha. Her death shocked the community. Aldworth died because she resisted the sexual advances of her killer, said Schiestel who, until his retirement last September, headed the Waterloo regional force's homicide branch. The suspect "believed that beating up on a female was OK to do and I think he just went too far," Schiestel said....

      In addition to Suzanne Aldworth, there are nine other unsolved murders in Waterloo Region:

      June 22, 1984: The body of Kim Fraser, 17, of Kitchener, was found in a swampy area in Waterloo. The cause of her death was never determined.

      Sept. 19, 1987: The slaying of Leianne Hunter, a 34-year-old Cambridge mother of three, is back on the books as an unsolved murder after a judge ruled recently that her husband, Russell Hunter, was not guilty of second-degree murder.

      Nov. 7, 1988: The body of Pamela Harris, 31, of Guelph was found near a park just south of the Village of Conestogo. She had been stabbed and bludgeoned to death. Police have a suspect.

      Dec. 4, 1988: Police are treating the death of Peter Lair in a Kitchener fire as an unsolved homicide because they don't know how the fire started. Lair, 33, from Manitoba,was found dead inside an apartment in a David Street house.

      July 14, 1990: Wilfred Schaefer, 85, was found stabbed in his Weber Street apartment and died several weeks later.

      Jan. 1, 1991: Persa and Josef Gligor of Kitchener were killed with an axe and hatchet at their Madison Avenue North home.

      Jan. 22, 1991: Robert Wagner, 31, of Cambridge died from multiple stab wounds. He was found in his Woodside Avenue apartment. The victim was a small-time drug dealer and police, who have a suspect, believe that may be the key to solving his murder.

      March 22, 1991: The beating death of Michael James Lawlor of Cambridge went back to homicide detectives after charges were dropped against two Cambridge men. The 30-year-old man was beaten in front of a Cambridge hotel.

      June 22, 1996: Orville "Wayne" Mohan was shot to death at the Portuguese Oriental Sports Club on North Dumfries Township Rd. 17 during a party....1a


      1aThe Record 19 Nov 1997: A1

  • Sources 
    1. [S490] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - The Record (1994-March 2008), Investigator 'solves' murder but 1972 case remains open - 19 Nov 1997: A1.

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