(HURON EAST, ON) - A 29-year-old from Vanastra has been charged with the homicide of 27-year-old Laura WIGELSWORTH following his court appearance earlier today.
The victim was reported missing to Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) just after 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 10, 2018. A few hours later, a civilian discovered her body just off of Front Road, north of Vanastra.
As a result of an investigation, led by Detective Inspector Randy Wright of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB), members from the Huron County OPP Crime Unit arrested the accused yesterday afternoon without incident.
Corey VOLLAND, 29 years of age, from Vanastra has been charged with second degree murder contrary to section 235 (1) of the Criminal Code . He has since been remanded into custody with a court appearance scheduled for May 14, 2018 at the Ontario Court of Justice - Goderich.
A tip line has been established and anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact investigators at 519-272-3202.
Investigators encourage anyone who may have seen anything suspicious relating to this incident, to contact the tip line or the Huron County OPP Detachment at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.
Huron County OPP reminds all members of the public to be aware of their personal safety at all times. The OPP's website, www.opp.ca contains a number of useful resources, tips and links.