Victim of serious assault in Mishkeegogamang dies
Tim Brody - Editor
The investigation into a serious assault on the Mishkeegogamang First Nation is now being considered a homicide after Ontario Provincial Police say the victim of the assault died as result of injuries sustained in the attack.
The victim has been identified as 17-year-old Lynnora Mikenak (also known as Lynorra Lawson) of Mishkeegogamang First Nation.
The accused, a 32-year-old Mishkeegogamang resident, remains in custody awaiting his next court appearance.
The accused had been charged with Aggravated Assault, contrary to section 268 of the Criminal Code.
Police shared that additional charges are pending.
According to police, “Shortly after 7:00 a.m. on May 1, 2021, the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service (NAPS) responded to an assault at a Henry Street residence, requesting assistance from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP). The victim was air-lifted to hospital with life-threatening injuries.”
The investigation is ongoing with the collaboration of NAPS, the OPP’s Northwest Region Crime Unit and Forensic Identification Services (FIS), under the direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation
Members of the public with information regarding this incident are asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or provide information anonymously by calling Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Online information can be provided at https://ontariocrimestoppers.ca/.