The Caughlin family is calling for an independent external review of the 1974 case of their daughter and little sister Karen Caughlin.
“It’s been 37 years, and it’s time,” said Caughlin, who will hold a press conference in Sarnia next week to discuss and seek public support for the review. “This is not going to be solved under [the OPP’s] jurisdiction. We have to get the case taken away and we’re on a mission to do that.”
Caughlin and her family are requesting for OPP commissioner Chris Lewis to order the review, after what she calls years of frustration and unanswered questions.”
The press conference will be held at 10 a.m. on May 31 at the Holiday Inn, Point Edward, Canada.
DCC supports the call for an independent review. We have shown you in a series of posts here that there are many open questions in Karen’s case. Also, we are convinced that researching the case and its evidence again with modern technology such as partial fingerprinting and touch DNA, will shed a new light on who is responsible for Karen’s death.
In 1974, Karen Caughlin was killed. She was only 14 years old. On March 15, 1974, Karen went to school as usual. She had made after-school plans to go to a friend’s home. Later they would go to the Rose Garden roller rink. They made tentative arrangements for Karen to stay overnight.
Karen and her friend left the rink around 11pm. They accepted a ride from a couple of boys and left in a pick-up truck. Karen’s friend was dropped off at her home. Karen continued to drive around the area with these boys until Karen was dropped off near her friend’s house close to 1am (March 16, 1974). This was the last time Karen was seen alive.