The police investigation into the alleged murders of eight residents of long-term care homes started after a tip from a hospital, according to numerous reports.
Woodstock, Ont. nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer, 49, was charged with eight counts of first degree murder Monday evening in connection to events that allegedly occurred while she was working at two nursing homes–one in Woodstock, the other in London.
At a police media conference Tuesday morning, officials wouldn’t offer any details about the nature of the tip they received–or the tipster–except that it came in on Sept. 29.
The Canadian Press cites a police source as saying that it was officials from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) who tipped off Toronto police that Wettlaufer had provided information that caused them “concern.”
Wettlaufer posted on her Facebook page about challenges with substance abuse. A neighbour of hers told reporters that she had recently been in rehab.
After receiving the complaint, Toronto police officers notified the Ontario Provincial Police, as well as the departments in London and Woodstock.
Lawyers for Wettlaufer could not immediately be reached for comment.