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Unsolved: Eight years later, Sheri-Lynn McEwan’s murder investigation continues

$50K award still being offered for information leading to arrest, conviction of those responsible for her death

Oct. 7 marks the grim eight-year anniversary of the death of Estaire resident Sheri-Lynn McEwan.

To this day, the OPP have made no arrest made nor identified a suspect in McEwan’s murder.

On Sunday, Oct. 7, 2013, McEwan was dropped off at her Estaire home by her friends, after returning home from a weekend trip to Las Vegas. Shortly after the 40-year-old OR nurse was dropped off, at around 4 p.m. police say, a 911 call was placed from the house.

When first responders arrived at the scene, they found McEwan with serious injuries. She succumbed to those injuries not long afterwards.

Compounding the tragedy of McEwan’s killing, her husband, Terry Boyle, was found dead in the residence he’d shared with McEwan on Oct. 27, 2013. Foul play is not suspected in his death.

OPP Det. Insp. Shawn Glassford has recently been assigned to case manage the homicide investigation. 

Glassford said while it will take him some time to familiarize himself with the case again, he said the OPP has not stopped investigating McEwan’s murder.

The OPP continues to receive tips in the investigation, but nothing has led to an arrest yet, he said. 

“There has been a number of tips received over the years, even this year,” Glassford said.

Glassford said the amount of time that has passed since McEwan’s death, but some cases simply take longer to solve than others.

“Sometimes, that time could be detrimental, but sometimes it isn't,” he said. “There might be someone out there with information who, for whatever reason, didn’t feel comfortable talking about it before, but they do now.”

It could be something like a break-up, where a partner was protecting their loved one, but now that they are an ex, the person might be more willing to divulge that information, Glassford said.

“We have a good history of solving old cases, and we don’t let them go, that’s for sure.”

As part of the ongoing investigation, the Government of Ontario is offering a reward of $50,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for McEwan’s death. 

The OPP is appealing to anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity to call 1-888-310-1122 or our tip line at 1-866-220-2505.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit information online at where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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