Police seeking public’s help as they investigate homicide in Sioux Lookout
Tim Brody - Editor
The death of a 40-year-old Sachigo Lake First Nation man in Sioux Lookout last week has been deemed a homicide by police.
Police report that last Wednesday evening (September 5), at approximately 8:35 p.m., members of the Sioux Lookout Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of an injured male on Seventh Avenue and Roy Lane in Sioux Lookout.
A news release issued by police informs that officers attended and were met by Emergency Medical Services who were attending to 40-year-old George Tait.
Tait was transported to medical services and pronounced dead.
Members of the OPP North West Region Crime Unit, the North West Region Emergency Response Team and Forensic Identification Services under the direction of Detective Inspector Scott Moore of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) are investigating the circumstances surrounding Tait’s death in conjunction with the Office of the Chief Coroner.
A post mortem was conducted at the Lake of the Woods District Hospital in Kenora.
A portion of Seventh Avenue north of Prince Street was closed as police continued their investigation.
Police are asking anyone with information about this suspicious death contact them at their dedicated tip line at 1-844-677-5020.
People can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), where they may be eligible to receive a cash reward of $2,000.