The case of a former nurse accused of killing eight seniors at two long-term care homes in Woodstock and London is to return to court today.
Elizabeth Wettlaufer is charged with eight counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of residents at nursing homes in London and Woodstock.
Police allege the 49-year-old used drugs to kill the seniors while she worked at the facilities between 2007 and 2014.
Her alleged victims have been identified as James Silcox, Maurice Granat, Gladys Millard, Helen Matheson, Mary Zurawinski, Helen Young, Maureen Pickering, and Arpad Horvath.
Records from the College of Nurses of Ontario show Wettlaufer was first registered as a nurse in August 1995 but resigned Sept. 30, 2016, and is no longer a registered nurse.
At a police media conference on October 25th in Woodstock, 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.
Wettlaufer will appear in a Woodstock court Friday morning.