At about 6:30 a.m., on December 3, 2000, HPS and Fire responded to a house fire at a private residence on Pinewarbler Drive, near Limeridge Mall. The fire was extinguished and a subsequent check of the house found the homeowner, Kathryn Dow, dead in her bedroom. Dow was a retired RN from Henderson Hospital. She is survived by a daughter, aged 20, at the time. An examination of the scene revealed that the arson to the home was set after Kathryn was murdered. There is reason to believe that whoever did this was not a stranger; there was no evidence of a break-in or theft. This murder continues to be actively investigated and anyone with information is encouraged to come forward.
Anyone with information about this homicide is being asked to contact S/Sgt Dave Oleniuk of the Major Crime Unit at 905-546-3829.