Billboards to highlight cold murder case

Billboards appealing for information about the murder of Sonya Cywink are going up at two London intersections. Image courtesy of Elgin OPP.

As the 25th anniversary of her disappearance approaches, billboards featuring Sonya Cywink have been put up around London in hopes of tracking down her killer.

Sonya Cywink, 31, was found dead on August 30, 1994 at Southwold Earthworks, an Indigenous historical site on Iona Road in the Township of Southwold. The discovery was made four days after she was last seen near the intersection of Dundas Street and Lyle Street in London. With clear signs of trauma to the 31-year-old’s body, police deemed her death a homicide and have been investigating ever since.

The Elgin County Ontario Provincial Police announced on Monday that it will be running an awareness campaign over the next month in hopes of solving the decades-old murder. Billboards (seen above) have been put up near Horton and Maitland Streets, as well as Maitland and Dundas Streets.

In addition to the billboards, a reward of $50,000 is still being offered for information that leads to the conviction of whoever killed Cywink.

Anyone with information concerning her 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 tip at