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34 Year Old Man Charged With First Degree Murder


Broadcast time: 12:15 PM

Date: April 24, 2020

On Friday, March 13th, 2020 the Sarnia Police Service was requested to attend an Ambulance Assistance call regarding a female in distress near the intersection of Cobden Street and Palmerston Street North, in the City of Sarnia.

As a result of a vicious assault, Sarah THWAITES (29) succumbed to her injuries and the Criminal Investigations Division began a homicide investigation.

As the investigation unfolded, reasonable grounds were reached to arrest and charge Owen CLARKE (34), of London, Ontario, with First Degree Murder.

On Thursday, April 23rd, 2020 CLARKE was arrested and charged with First Degree Murder in relation to the death of THWAITES.

The investigation is continuing and the Sarnia Police Service is requesting that anyone with information regarding this investigation, is to call Detective Sergeant Mike Kahnert at (519) 344-8861 Ext. 6196.


Constable Giovanni Sottosanti

Media Officer

Tel: 519-344-8861 Ext 6168

Email: 168@police.sarnia.on.ca