Suspicious death in Deer Lake First Nation under investigation
Tim Brody - Editor
The Nishnawbe Aski Police Service (NAPS) and Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have charged one person following what they say is a suspicious death in Deer Lake First Nation.
Police shared in a July 17 news release that, “On July 16, 2022, shortly after 2:00 a.m., NAPS members responded to a report of a person in medical distress at a residence on Nursing Station Road. Officers located a deceased adult male inside the home.”
The deceased individual has been identified as Lee Conroy Kakekagumick, 37, of Deer Lake First Nation. A post mortem examination will be conducted to confirm the cause of death.
As a result of the investigation, a 35-year-old Deer Lake First Nation resident has been arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault, contrary to section 268 of the Criminal Code.
“The investigation, by members of the Nishnawbe Aski Police Service and the OPP North West Region Crime Unit, under the direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch, is continuing in conjunction with the Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario and the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service. Additional assistance has been provided by the OPP Forensic Identification Services Unit, Canine Unit, Emergency Response Team and the Provincial Liaison Team,” police shared.
Police are asking anyone with information regarding this investigation 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.