The Story of Krista Sepp
Midland is a small Ontario town located on the shores of Georgian Bay. It has a population of almost 17,000 people and quite frankly, not much goes on in this sleepy little town. Midland was incorporated in 1890 and you can count on your hand the number of murders that have occurred there, but on the night of February 3, 1989 a murder occurred that would put this small Ontario town in the news.
During my career as a police officer patrolling the streets of Midland, this case was one that I can honestly say shouldn’t have happened. The twenty-one year old victim in this case was Krista Sepp who was employed by Child and Family Services as a social worker. Krista was working her first night shift at a group home and one of the residents of the home was Joyanne Beeson.
Beeson was a sixteen year old troubled youth that was sent to the group home for trying to stab her mother and step-father in a small town north of Midland. One of the greatest tragedies of this story is neither Krista nor the police had any idea why Beeson was a resident of the house. Had this piece of information been made available Krista Sepp may very well still be alive today.