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DRPS arrests a suspect in the murder investigation of Scugog woman Katie Kainz

DAN CEARNS, The Standard


Durham Regional Police have arrested a suspect for the murder of a Scugog woman in Oshawa.


On Wednesday, April 5th, Detective Sergeant Doris Carriere, from the Durham Regional Police Service Major Crime-Homicide Unit, announced the local police service had apprehended and arrested 37-year-old, Oshawa resident, Adam Odette, charging him with Second Degree Murder and Attempted Murder.

A Canada-wide warrant had been put out for his arrest after two women were stabbed, at an address on Simcoe Street, in Oshawa, on Sunday, March 12th.

“Police arrived on [the] scene and located two adult females suffering from stab wounds. Both females were transported to Toronto-area trauma centres, where one has succumbed to her injuries,” read a DRPS press release from March 15th.

Seagrave’s Katie Kainz, who was 26 years old, was identified as the woman who was killed in the incident.

“Last night, at approximately 10:25 p.m., our 911 communications unit received an anonymous call, indicating that, accused [suspect], Adam Odette was believed to be hiding in the stairwell of a residential building, in the area of Wilson Road and Rossland Road East, in Oshawa. Our frontline investigators attended the scene, and quickly, police set up a perimeter,” Detective Sergeant Carriere told reporters, at the April 5th press conference.

He added, Mr. Odette was “taken into custody without incident.” The second woman’s injuries are being described as “severe and life-altering.”

Police are asking anyone who has further information on this case to contact Detective Thorne, of the Major Crimes Homicide Unit, at 1-888-579-1520, ext. 5223.

“We are aware there are members of the community who had direct contact with Mr. Odette in the weeks that followed the murder, including a male, [who] appeared to accompany the accused, in the area of Wilson Road North, prior to his arrest. Our team is following up on this information, and we urge those members to come forward,” Detective Sergeant Carriere stressed.

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