Composite sketches from DNA provide new hope in a 1988 murder

Ontario police have released sketches of the suspect in the decades old murder of 80-year-old Thera Dieleman.

The composites were created by DNA technology company Parabon NanoLabs from evidence discovered on Ms. Dieleman’s body, showing what the suspect may have looked like at the time and how he could look today.

Ms. Dieleman, a World War II internment camp survivor, lived alone at the Innerkip house where she was found beaten and strangled to death on September 16, 1988.

Police are urging anyone with information about the case to contact a dedicated tip line at 1-844-677-9414 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).