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Roger Smith, 40, and Wendy Haveron, 45, were found dead in their burned-out home south of London, Ont., on Feb. 2, 1999.

Twenty-five years later, provincial police are still searching for their killer or killers.

“Both Elgin County OPP and family members believe that someone out there has some information regarding the deaths of Roger and Wendy,” said Const. Brett Phair said.

“Any detail that may seem trivial (to the public) could have a huge impact on the investigation and we are asking anyone with any information to come forward and pass it on to the police so we can follow it up fully. let’s see where this guide takes us.’

The Southwold Fire Department and Elgin County OPP responded to a house fire at 11553 Wellington Rd., just off St. Thomas, early on February 2, 1999, and two bodies were found inside. Investigators determined that they actually died from blunt force trauma and that the fire was deliberately set.

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Phair confirmed that Smith and Haveron were in an extramarital relationship, but did not provide any other details about their lives or deaths.

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“It’s still an active investigation. So I can’t go into any more details about blunt force trauma.”

Phair added that the province is offering a $50,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the deaths of Smith and Haveron.

In 2019, 20 years after the murders, she was released by the police video tape appeal to the public for information. OPP has confirmed that the information in this video is accurate.

The video also includes commentary from Haveron’s sister, Wanda.

“Probably about six months after it happened, I was going through my notes and reading the stories and then all of a sudden it hit me. This is our story. This is us. This is not reading about someone else’s murder. This is ours. It affected us as a family,” Wanda said at the time.

“Knowing that someone is paying would mean a lot to all of us.”

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