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Police identify deceased in Pakenham suspicious death, appeal to public for information

Rose Kerwin’s vehicle, a blue 2013 Mazda GX four-door sedan, is missing. – OPP photo

The Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has initiated an investigation into the suspicious death of Rose Kerwin, whose body was discovered in a river close to the Village of Pakenham on Nov. 12.

The 50-year-old woman was reported missing on Nov. 13, following her last known sighting in the Carleton Place area.

Adding to the mystery, Kerwin’s vehicle, a blue 2013 Mazda GX four-door sedan with the Ontario licence plate #CSXW383, is also missing.

The investigation, under the direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch, is being conducted by the Lanark County Detachment, with support from the OPP Forensic Identification Services. Additionally, collaboration is underway with the Office of the Chief Coroner and Ontario Forensic Pathology Service to delve into the circumstances surrounding Kerwin’s demise.

Authorities are appealing to the public for any information or recent interactions with Rose Kerwin. If anyone has details pertinent to this case, they are urged to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. For those preferring anonymity, Lanark County Crime Stoppers can be reached at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

In their efforts to gather more evidence, investigators are also seeking potential eyewitnesses possessing doorbell, dashcam, or any other video recordings from the days leading up to Kerwin’s disappearance.

A quick link QR code (below) will allow the public to access and upload photos or video directly to the OPP Digital Evidence Management System (DEMS).

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