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Title: Catherine Todd Missing from Kitchener, ON. March 18, 2013
Post by: Ron on March 23, 2013, 12:24:20 PM


KITCHENER — Police now suspect foul play in the disappearance of a local woman who has not been seen since Monday.

Catherin Todd, 48, of Kitchener was reported missing on Wednesday. She was last heard from on March 18.

“The circumstance of her being away is unusual,” said Insp. Kevin Thaler, spokesperson for the Waterloo Regional Police.

Patrol officers did a preliminary search of Todd’s home at 50 Lorraine Ave. that appeared to be in “disarray.”

“They didn’t like what they saw at the apartment,” Thaler explained.

An overnight forensic search was conducted at Todd’s home. The evidence found suggested foul play.

“The homicide branch has taken the lead on this case,” Thaler said.

About 25 officers including homicide unit, central division and patrol officers are assigned to the case.

Todd is described as white, about five-foot one-inch tall and 115 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes.

A small loveseat was also missing from Todd’s apartment. Police are looking for the furniture and suspect it may be covered with a sheet or blanket.

Police are also following up on reports that a pickup truck was observed leaving Todd’s address on Tuesday or Wednesday at about 9 a.m.

Police will be discussing the case further at a media conference near Stanley Park at 3 p.m. Saturday.

The investigation is in its preliminary stages, Thaler said.

“The focus right now is on locating Catherine Todd,” he said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Homicide Branch at 519-650-8500 ext. 8314 or Crimestoppers a 1-800-222-8477.

lgivetash@therecord.com




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Title: Re: Catherine Todd Missing from Kitchener, ON. March 18, 2013
Post by: debbiec on March 23, 2013, 12:49:47 PM
Catherine Todd is pictured below.

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Title: Re: Catherine Todd Missing from Kitchener, ON. March 18, 2013
Post by: Ron on March 23, 2013, 03:35:52 PM


KITCHENER — Police suspect foul play in the disappearance of a local woman who has not been seen since Monday.

Catherine Todd, 48, of Kitchener was reported missing by an acquaintance on Thursday. She was last heard from on March 18.

“The circumstance of her being away is unusual,” said Insp. Kevin Thaler, spokesperson for the Waterloo Regional Police.

Patrol officers did a preliminary search of Todd’s apartment at 50 Lorraine Ave. where she lived alone. The apartment appeared to be in “disarray.”

“They didn’t like what they saw at the apartment,” Thaler explained.

An overnight forensic search was conducted at Todd’s home. The evidence found suggested foul play.

“The homicide branch has taken the lead on this case,” Thaler said.

About 25 officers including homicide unit, central division and patrol officers are assigned to the case.

Residents of the neighbourhood were surprised to hear about the incident.

Andrew Murray, 20, who has friends who live near the Lorraine Avenue apartment, said it’s a quiet, peaceful area.

“They’ve got school close to here,” he said of the community comprised of many families.

A resident of a neighbouring low-rise apartment building similar to Todd’s said she moved to the area because it’s quiet and safe.

“I walk my dog around here all the time,” said Danielle Hilborn, 30.

“I never worry around here,” she said, adding that mostly families and seniors live in the area.

Todd is described as white, about five-foot one-inch tall and 115 pounds. She has short brown hair and brown eyes.

Todd would be frequently seen walking her dog — an older white Jack Russell Terrier — around the neighbourhood. No information was provided on the whereabouts of the dog.

A small loveseat is missing from Todd’s apartment. Police are looking for the furniture and suspect it may be covered with a sheet or blanket.

At a media conference Saturday afternoon, Thaler said the loveseat is cream-coloured with a tweed pattern and rips along the right arm.

Police are also following up on reports that a pickup truck was observed leaving Todd’s address on Tuesday or Wednesday at about 9 a.m.

The investigation is in its preliminary stages and detectives are looking for more information, Thaler said.

“The focus right now is on locating Catherine Todd,” he said. “We’re looking for public assistance in determining who last saw her, who was she with and what was she wearing.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Homicide Branch at 519-650-8500 ext. 8314 or Crimestoppers a 1-800-222-8477. A police command post will remain at the intersection of Birkshire Crescent and Lorraine Avenue overnight and Sunday for anyone wishing to provide information to investigators.

lgivetash@therecord.com

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Title: Re: Catherine Todd Missing from Kitchener, ON. March 18, 2013
Post by: eyeswideopen on March 23, 2013, 10:10:25 PM
wow this is scarey, and to have the nerve to take time and remove a love seat> makes you wonder why?  Did she fight back and his DNA was on it .  Wandering also where her dog is, wonder if the killer took the dog as well?  A lot of wonders here.  Hope the LE solve this one real soon.
Title: Re: Catherine Todd Missing from Kitchener, ON. March 18, 2013
Post by: leonagleant on March 23, 2013, 11:46:11 PM
I would think her killer knew her and  her apartment in order to be comfortable enough to return and remove the furniture.
Title: Re: Catherine Todd Missing from Kitchener, ON. March 18, 2013
Post by: Ron on March 27, 2013, 08:18:51 AM


KITCHENER — Police have charged a Kitchener man with second-degree murder after a woman disappeared last week.

Catherine Todd was reported missing from her home March 21.

James Solomon Parise, 25, was arrested Tuesday in Stratford, Waterloo Regional Police said in a press release Wednesday.

He’s expected to be in Kitchener court Wednesday.

Todd is presumed dead. Police continue to search for evidence in finding her body.

Detectives continue looking for a small loveseat missing from the Todd’s home. They’re now searching in the Waterloo Region landfill site on Erb Street West in Waterloo.

A pickup truck seen leaving Todd’s address on Lorraine Avenue in Kitchener has been found. A forensic examination of the vehicle is underway.

Police continue to ask for public help in the case. Call homicide detectives with any information at 519-650-8500, ext. 8314

Or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. 


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Title: Re: Catherine Todd Missing from Kitchener, ON. March 18, 2013
Post by: kathybarnes on March 27, 2013, 09:15:02 AM
sad story but good, quick work. my condolences to Catherine's family and friends.
Title: Re: Catherine Todd Missing from Kitchener, ON. March 18, 2013
Post by: Concerned on March 27, 2013, 08:37:33 PM
Is there any report on how they knew eachother?
Title: Re: Catherine Todd Missing from Kitchener, ON. March 18, 2013
Post by: Ron on March 27, 2013, 10:05:41 PM
Video states that they were known to each other.

 

     
 

CTV Kitchener
Published Wednesday, March 27, 2013 9:49AM EDT
Last Updated Wednesday, March 27, 2013 5:55PM EDT

A Kitchener man is facing second-degree murder charges in connection with the disappearance of Catherine Todd.

Todd, 48, was reported missing from her Lorraine Avenue residence on March 21. She had not been seen for several days at that point.
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Catherine Todd

Catherine Todd is seen in this family photo from December 2012.

James Parise, 25, was arrested Tuesday in Stratford.

“Mr. Parise was arrested yesterday as he exited a vehicle in Stratford,” Insp. Kevin Thaler tells CTV.

In a brief Wednesday morning court appearance, Parise was remanded into custody until a video appearance May 1.

Police say Todd is presumed dead and they continue to search for evidence that will lead to the location of her body.

“The investigation has certainly shifted now to trying to locate her remains,” says Thaler.

Investigators have turned their focus to the Waterloo Region Landfill site on Erb Street West in Waterloo, where they hope to find a cream-coloured loveseat that is missing from Todd’s home.

“Part of the investigation now is focused on trying to find the loveseat that is missing from Catherine Todd’s apartment. Investigators have information that it may be at the landfill site,” says Thaler.

Police say a pickup truck that had been sought in connection with Todd’s disappearance has been found and is undergoing a forensic examination.

A residence on Ephraim Street was searched by police Tuesday night. Police say the search is related to Todd’s disappearance.

Steven Todd says he remembers his sister as an accomplished musician who loved using music to make others happy.

“She was just a happy, bubbly person who tried to give her love of music to others,” he tells CTV.

“We really want her to be remembered as that cheery, bubbly musician that made people happy and dance and clap their hands.”

As a renowned pianist, Todd performed across Canada, the United States and areas overseas.

Police say Parise and Todd knew each other. No further arrests are anticipated.



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Title: Re: Catherine Todd Missing from Kitchener, ON. March 18, 2013
Post by: me on March 28, 2013, 11:40:31 AM
someone asked about the dog - a previous article in The Record stated that the building superintendant and her boyfriend found the dog when they went to the apartment to check on her.  The dog was alive, but had clearly been left without food & water for several days and had obviously messed in the apartment.  The superintendant said he knew immediately that something was seriously wrong because the dog was her life.
Title: Re: Catherine Todd Missing from Kitchener, ON. March 18, 2013
Post by: jellybean on March 28, 2013, 03:07:58 PM


quote from http://www.stratfordbeaconherald.com/2013/03/27/police-continue-search-for-body-of-48-year-old-catherine-todd

Parise grew up in Stratford. He was a member of the Stratford Junior Indians that captured a provincial C championship in 2007.
 
As an 18-year-old he had a scrape with the law.
 
He was one of three Stratford men charged with aggravated assault after they beat two other men with a baseball bat in a Mitchell apartment building in 2005. The two victims fled the apartment by jumping off the balcony and running to nearby houses for safety.
 
It’s unclear when Parise moved away from Stratford or if he still has family here. Police identified him as a Kitchener resident.
 
Anyone with information relating to the investigation is urged to call the homicide branch at 519-650-8500, ext. 8314, or Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222 8477.
 
brian.shypula@sunmedia.ca
 
 
Title: Re: Catherine Todd Missing from Kitchener, ON. March 18, 2013
Post by: leonagleant on March 28, 2013, 09:00:29 PM
The suspect, according to his Facebook profile, is the owner of a construction company, and is heavily muscle bound, possibly on steroids by the looks of him, and heavily tatooed. He appears to be obsessed with photographing his body. How Catherine, who may have fallen on hard times after a career as a local pianist, got involved with this young punk, we do not know but all we do know is that it cost her her life. Artists rarelly make much money and it's too bad she couldn't make the rent at her previous apartment. It couldn't have been easy for her to afford living alone and feeding a pet dog too. This fellow has ruined many lives including his own. Condolences to Catherine's friends and family if they happen to read this, on your loss. Catherine seems like she was a wonderful person.
Title: Re: Catherine Todd Missing from Kitchener, ON. March 18, 2013
Post by: eyeswideopen on March 28, 2013, 09:10:22 PM
Leona your comment confused me< what did I miss, where did you find it that she coulding afford the rent on a prior place etc in your comment?  I reread the thread and still didnt see than in any of them?  Where or what did I miss please?
Title: Re: Catherine Todd Missing from Kitchener, ON. March 18, 2013
Post by: leonagleant on March 28, 2013, 09:18:42 PM
I just googled the news stories and read what her current and previous land lords and employers had to say about Catherine. I can't recall exactly which news stories.
Title: Re: Catherine Todd Missing from Kitchener, ON. March 18, 2013
Post by: jobo on May 18, 2013, 04:26:29 AM
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener-waterloo/story/2013/05/17/kitchener-catherine-todd-investigation-ends.html

Police stop searching landfill for Catherine Todd's body

CBC News
 
Posted: May 17, 2013 1:21 PM ET
   

Waterloo Regional Police have confirmed they have stopped searching a regional landfill on Erb Street for the remains of Kitchener woman Catherine Todd.

"It's regrettable. It's probably the most exhaustive search in the history of our service." said Waterloo Regional Police Insp. Kevin Thaler.
Search for missing Kitchener woman taking longer than expected

"There was some hope that we would be able to give some closure to the Todd family, but the investigation will continue. The case will go before the courts."

The 48-year-old vanished in March and is presumed dead by Waterloo Regional Police. She was last heard from on March 18 and reported missing by an acquaintance three days later.

Homicide investigators continue were looking for Todd's remains as well as a loveseat that went missing from her Kitchener apartment.

On average 11 officers a day, as well as workers with the Region of Waterloo, have been combing through the landfill for Todd's remains since March 26. Police say they have sorted through about 11,300 cubic metres of waste.

James Parise, 26, faces a second-degree murder charge in connection with Todd's presumed death.

He is scheduled to appear in court again on May 22.