OPP, Pikangikum Police investigating suspicious death in Pikangikum First Nation
Tim Brody - Editor
The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) North West Region Crime Unit and Pikangikum Police are investigating what they say is a suspicious death in Pikangikum First Nation.
Ontario Provincial Police shared in a Sept. 27 media release that, “On September 25, 2023, shortly before 7:30 p.m., Pikangikum Peacekeepers, Pikangikum Police and OPP responded to a residence on Fishhouse Road where one individual was located and transported to the nursing station where they were later pronounced deceased.”
Police say a post-mortem examination will be conducted at the Centre of Forensic Sciences in Toronto to confirm the identity of the victim and the cause of death.
Investigators do not believe there is an imminent threat to public safety.
The investigation by the Pikangikum Police, OPP North West Region Crime Unit, and OPP Forensic Identification Services is continuing under the direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch, in conjunction with the Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario and the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service.
Police are asking anyone with information to contact the Red Lake OPP at 1-888-310-1122. If people wish to remain anonymous, they may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at ontariocrimestoppers.ca.