Anonymous tip leads to arrest of man wanted in Oshawa murder


Published April 5, 2023 at 12:26 pm

The man accused in the murder of Katie Kainz and the stabbing of a second woman at a building at the north end of downtown Oshawa 24 days ago has been captured.

Durham Police, acting on a tip from an anonymous caller that claimed to have seen Adam Odette, wanted on a Canada-wide manhunt since the double stabbing, established a perimeter at 769 Wilson Rd. N just before 10:30 this morning and were able to take the man into custody without incident.

Police said the caller had previously seen Odette’s picture in media reports and recognized him. Officers arrived at the small housing complex on Wilson Road, just north of Rossland Road, and were able to locate the suspect.

Odette is charged with second degree murder and attempted murder.

Investigators offered their thanks to residents for their help in the arrest of Odette.

“Members of our community remained vigilant and provided valuable tips which assisted in bringing this individual into custody. Cooperation from the community has been an integral part of this investigation,” the statement from the Homicide Unit read.

Police say they know Odette was with other individuals during his time on the run and are appealing for those people to come forward and speak with investigators.

Katie Kainz

Kainz, a graduate of Fleming College’s mental health and drug addictions worker program, died in hospital two days after she and a young mother she was helping was stabbed. The other woman is recovering from her injuries.

Kainz, 26, who grew up in Seagrave in Scugog Township and has spent much of her adult life helping people, is the sixth homicide victim in Durham Region in 2023.

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