Perth County OPP lay murder charge in 1985 death

An Ontario Provincial Police cruiser. (Photo courtesy of the OPP)

Police have laid a murder charge in a death that happened in 1985.

On October 20, 2021, the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police, under the direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch, and with the assistance of the Stratford Police Service, started an investigation into a death that occurred in Perth County.

The victim has been identified as Meghan Thompson, who was 25 days old at the time of her death.

Katherine Thompson, 62, of St Marys, has been charged with first degree murder.

The OPP state it is an ongoing investigation and no further details will be released at this time.

A publication ban is in effect for the proceedings.