Police are continuing to search for the killer of 20-year-old Susan Assin of Grassy Narrows First Nation, and a $50,000 reward is offered for anyone with information on the case.
Assin of one of the unsolved cases of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Canada. She was one of 11 siblings in her family, and was visiting friends in Kenora at the time of her disappearance, June 13 of 1974.
By June 17, Assin’s remains were found north of Highway 17 off of Jones Road, wearing only socks. Police say she was stabbed to death, with serious blunt force trauma to her head.
Assin’s family has disclosed she struggling with drugs and alcohol at the time and they believe that she was stoned to death and stabbed with a screwdriver, though police have not confirmed these details.
If you have any information regarding the murder of Susan Assin, you’re asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122, 1-705-329-6111, the Kenora OPP at 1-807-548-5534, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).
The OPP never close an unsolved homicide, and the file is considered active until it’s resolved. Locally, other active cold case investigations include Henry Stone-Arnold who was last seen in Dryden in the summer of 2018, and Richard Roach who was killed in Sioux Narrows in February, 2015.