The Elgin County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will be running an enhanced awareness
campaign over the next month to try to resolve the historical investigation into
the murder of Sonya Nadine CYWINK in 1994.
Family members, OPP, and other stake holders will be highlighting the life and homicide
investigation of Sonya.
At the end of August, it will be 25 years since 31-year-old Sonya Nadine CYWINK
was found deceased at the Southwold Earthworks. The Earthworks is a former First
Nations settlement located on Iona Road in the Township of Southwold, Elgin County,
Ontario. There was evidence of trauma to Sonya's body and her death is being investigated
as a homicide.
Sonya was originally from the Whitefish River First Nation territory on Manitoulin
Island. At the time of her death she was living in the east end of London, Ontario.
Sonya was last seen alive in London near the intersection of Dundas Street and
Lyle Street at approximately 2:00 a.m. on August 26, 1994.
The Elgin County Detachment of the OPP continues to investigate the death of Sonya
under the direction of Detective Inspector Randy Gaynor of the OPP Criminal Investigation
A reward of $50,000 has been offered by the Government of Ontario for information
leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for Ms.
Anyone with information concerning Sonya's death is asked to contact the Ontario
Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477),
or submit a cyber tip at www.londoncrimestoppers.com.
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