The Ontario Provincial Police have released a video that they believe may be help shed some light on the homicide of Sonia Varaschin, a 42-year-old nurse who was killed in her home in Orangeville, Ont., in 2010.
The grainy video, which was uploaded to the OPP’s YouTube page on Friday morning, shows two individuals as they are leaving a gazebo in Orangeville’s Alexandra Park at 5:58 a.m. on Aug. 30.
The park is located behind Orangeville’s town hall, which is close to where Ms. Varaschin’s car had been left in the early-morning hours that same day.
Police are asking for the public’s assistance to help identify the people seen in the video.
“It has been four years since Sonia Varaschin was brutally murdered and we continue to have a dedicated multi-jurisdiction investigative team actively working on her case,” Detective Inspector Shawn Glassford said in a news release. “We are determined to bring justice to Sonia and her family. … No tip is too small or insignificant. In fact it could be the missing piece of the puzzle that we need to solve this case.”
The individuals are potential witnesses and not suspects in this case, according to an OPP news release, which adds that police have focused on analyzing video evidence obtained from various crime scenes relating to the homicide.
The police investigation began in 2010 after Ms. Varaschin failed to show up for work at a Mississauga pharmaceutical company.
Several days after the investigation was opened, her remains were discovered by a woman walking her dog near Beech Grove Sideroad, a dirt road about 13 kilometres east of town.
Before the discovery of her remains, police had found both her home and abandoned car spattered with blood, leading them to believe that foul play was involved.
The OPP continue to offer a $50,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for Ms. Varaschin’s death.