SANDY LAKE – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are assisting the Nishnawbe-Aski Nation Police Service (NAPS) in relation to an occurrence on the Sandy Lake First Nation. At approximately 17:30EDT on May 12, 2013, NAPS officers responded to a call for medical assistance at a residence in Sandy Lake.
An adult male was removed from the residence and pronounced dead at the Sandy Lake Nursing Station.
The post mortem examination took place in Kenora May 13, 2013 and the male has been identified as 29 year old Uriah Kakeepetum, a resident of the Sandy Lake First Nation.
North West Region OPP Crime Unit members and NAPS, under the direction of Acting Detective Inspector Jim Smyth of the Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB), are continuing the investigation. Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.
Sandy Lake First Nation is located 227 kilometres northeast of Red Lake.