Author Topic: Kathleen Drinkwater McLaughlin - Toronto, ON - Murdered - 1979  (Read 2776 times)

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Kathleen Drinkwater McLaughlin aka Kathy Drinkwater 32, beaten to death and left in a cornfield in Markham, Ontario July 1979. She had been involved in the sex trade.

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Re: Kathleen Drinkwater McLaughlin - Toronto, ON - Murdered - 1979
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2017, 08:06:47 AM »

Kathleen McLaughlin

While working  the streets in downtown Toronto, Kathleen McLaughlin went by a handful of aliases: Katherine Lyle, Katherine Moore, and Katherine Descoteaux.

To her family, she was simply Kathleen McLaughlin, a 33-year-old mother of three.

Kathleen's body was found by surveyors in a cornfield near Warden Avenue, south of Highway 7, in Markham on July 31, 1979. An autopsy later determined that she had died as a result of blunt-force trauma.

She was last seen alive more than one month earlier, on June 27 in Toronto's Cabbagetown neighbourhood, where she worked as a prostitute. Police believe she may have got into a vehicle in a hotel parking lot near Sherbourne and Carlton Streets in the dark of night.

That vehicle, possibly brown or cream coloured, was never identified.

Go to the link to read media reports .

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