Cause of death determined, not released, in sudden death investigation
Tim Brody - Editor
The cause of a 50-year-old Sioux Lookout woman’s death has been determined but is not being released at this time according to Ontario Provincial Police.
Police shared that, “On August 9, 2021, shortly after 3:45 a.m., Lac Seul Police Service and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) were called to a Lac Seul (Frenchman’s Head) residence for a female in medical distress. Wanda Beardy, (50 years) of Sioux Lookout, ON was located and pronounced deceased at the scene.”
The Lac Seul Police Service requested investigative assistance from the Ontario Provincial Police with the investigation. The Sioux Lookout OPP Detachment Crime Unit, OPP North West Region Major Case Investigation Team (MCIT), North West Regional Support Team (RST), North West Region Forensic Identification Unit and the Provincial Liaison Team (PLT), under the direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch, assisted the Coroner with investigating the circumstances of the death.
A post-mortem was conducted at the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service in Toronto on August 11.
Members of the public who have information regarding this investigation are urged to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should people wish to remain anonymous, they may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or access their website at: ontariocrimestoppers.ca where they may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.