Arrest made in connection with 2018 homicide in Sioux Lookout
Tim Brody - Editor
A 32-year-old Lac Seul First Nation man has been arrested and charged with Second Degree Murder as a result of an investigation by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Northwest Region Crime Unit.
On September 5, 2018, 40-year-old George Tait of Sachigo Lake First Nation was located injured in the area of Seventh Avenue and Roy Lane in Sioux Lookout. Police reported Tait died as a result of his injuries and investigators determined his death was the result of a homicide.
Police report the OPP Northwest Region Crime Unit has been actively pursuing all leads in this case.
On March 27, OPP Northwest Region Crime Unit investigators arrested Allen Yerxa, 32, and charged him with Second Degree Murder.
He was remanded into custody according to police, and is scheduled to appear by video today at the Ontario Court of Justice in Dryden.
“OPP Northwest Region Crime Unit under the direction of Detective Inspector Scott Moore of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) continues to investigate this homicide,” a news release issued by police stated.
Police are asking anyone with information about this incident contact the OPP investigative team at 1-844-677-5020. If people wish to remain anonymous, they can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) where they may be eligible to receive a cash reward of $2,000.
The allegation has not been tested in court.