Jewell ‘Lalla’ Langford : “Accused Killer of ‘Nation River Lady’ Returns to Canada After 48 Years: Ontario Police”

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Accused Murderer of Woman Found in 1975 Returns to Canada

The suspect implicated in the killing and disposal of a woman’s body in 1975 near Ottawa has been brought back to Canada. Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) investigators, aided by the U.S. Marshals Service-Office of International Operations in Florida, facilitated the return of Rodney Nichols, who was charged with murder in late 2022. Nichols was escorted from Hollywood, Florida to eastern Ontario on December 1, 2023.

Currently, the accused is in police custody and is set to virtually appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in L’Orignal on December 2, 2023.

The tragic incident dates back to May 3, 1975, when the remains of an unidentified woman were discovered in the Nation River, just a short distance from the Highway 417 bridge near Casselman. Due to her lack of identification, she was dubbed the ‘Nation River Lady’ at the time.

After extensive efforts, advanced DNA testing conducted by the OPP in 2020 finally revealed the victim’s true identity as 48-year-old Jewell ‘Lalla’ Langford.

“As the case is currently before the courts, the OPP is unable to provide any further details regarding the ongoing investigation,” stated an official OPP press release.

This development marks a significant milestone in the decades-long investigation, bringing renewed hope for justice for the victim’s family and loved ones. The return of the accused to Canadian soil signifies a crucial step towards unraveling the mystery surrounding the woman’s untimely demise.

The OPP, along with its international partners, remains committed to pursuing justice in cold cases. The utilization of advanced forensic techniques and international collaboration highlights law enforcement’s unwavering dedication to bringing closure to unsolved crimes, no matter how much time has passed.

The upcoming court appearance of Rodney Nichols is anticipated to shed further light on the circumstances surrounding the tragic death of Jewell Langford. The public eagerly awaits the unfolding of events as justice takes its course.

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