For 36 years all she has wanted are answers about her mother's murder.
Kelly Vaine was 13 when her mother, Karen Wo o d c o c k , was found murdered at the side of a road on July 1, 1973.
To honour her mother's memory and hopefully find some answers,
Vaine and her family took out a memorium (see Page B3).
In the memorium, Vaine included information about a $50,000 OPP reward for infromation about the murder. The reward isn't new, she said, but wasn't publicized when her mother was killed.
The reward has been on an OPP website for about two years, Vaine said, but it hasn't led to any breaks in the case.
"It's terrible. We've been through a lot and we've had no closure," Vaine, 49, said yesterday from her home in Wasaga Beach. "Year after year we don't know what happened."
A mother of seven, Woodcock was 33 when her naked body was found on the side of the Second Concession of what was Otonabee Township near a grove of maple trees. No clothes were found at the scene but she held her purse. Police believe Woodcock, who died from a blow to the head, was killed in the area but not where her body was found.
She was last seen at 4:30 a. m. at Parkhill Rd. and Reid St. waiting for a ride, Vaine said.
"I know people have information and haven't come forward," she said. "I just want somebody who knows something to come forward."
The unsolved murder, and the rumours over it, were hard on the family, Vaine said. Her father became an alcoholic and died without knowing what happened, she said.
We had to drive by the spot where she was found every day on the bus."
One challenge over the years has been staffing changes within criminal investigations at the OPP, she said.
The police have told her to do whatever she can to find a new break in the case, she said, and she's taking next year off from her teaching job to investigate. Vaine said she doesn't care if the murderer has died. The family just wants to know who did it.