Jan 31, 2019
By Andy Johnson
At least three Ontario police services were aware that Elizabeth Wettlaufer confessed to attacking a fifteenth elderly patient; a fact that was withheld from the public and never disclosed during last fall’s public inquiry into the serial killer’s crimes.
Alex Van Kralingen represented the victims family at the inquiry says this latest development is both unusual and unfortunate.
A partially redacted police report written by the London Police Service, suggests Wettlaufer confessed on numerous occasions to injecting a 77 year old female resident of the Meadow Park care home with insulin in 2014. At the time, Wettlaufer was working as a nurse at the home. The woman died on the same day Wettlaufer confessed to murdering another Meadow Park resident.
Wettlaufer confessed to killing 8 elderly patients in her care in Woodstock and London and is currently serving 8 concurrent life sentences.
She also admitted to harming 6 other long-term care residents.