Mississauga – On Monday, July 21, 2008, 31 year old Karina NEFF, went missing after leaving her family home shortly after 10:00 pm. Since that time, the Peel Regional Police have launched an exhaustive investigation into the circumstances surrounding her disappearance.
On Tuesday, July 22, 2008, Ms. NEFF’s lifeless body was discovered in a wooded area of Windy Hollow Park, located in the Erin Mills Parkway and South Millway area of Mississauga.
Peel Regional Police Homicide detectives have assumed responsibility of the investigation.
The combined efforts have led to the arrest of Jason OSBORNE, a 22 year old man from Mississauga. He has been charged with first degree murder and will be making a brief court appearance on the 23rd of July where he will be remanded into custody.
A post mortem is scheduled for Wednesday July 23, 2008.
The Neff family is appealing for privacy and has issued the following statement;
It is our family wish not to be disturbed during this very difficult time. We are a very close family and find ourselves in a state of shock.
Karina Neff was a ray of sunshine and saw the good in everyone and everything. "She was our little angel on earth", as her mother would say. "She was loving and caring daughter, sister and friend and we will miss her every minute of the day."
On behalf of the whole family, we would like to express our sincere thanks to the entire police staff at Peel 11 Division. They were extremely professional and supportive, and had every available officer and resource dedicated to finding our Karina.
Words cannot express our thanks for finding her and apprehending the accused so quickly.
This marks Peel’s 16th homicide of the year.
The Homicide Bureau is asking anyone with information to contact them at (905) 453-2121, ext. 3205. Witnesses may also leave an anonymous tip by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).