Sioux Lookout Woman Dead Following Assault

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Ontario Provincial Police

SIOUX LOOKOUT – On the afternoon of July 7 2016, a thirty-seven-year old Sioux Lookout woman was assaulted. The woman died at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre on July 17th 2016.

The deceased woman has been identified by OPP as Tracey Friesen. A post mortem examination is scheduled to take place in Toronto at the Office of the Chief Coroner and Forensic Pathology Service on July 19, 2015.

In a media statement from the Ontario Provincial Police, the OPP report, “On the afternoon of July 7, 2016, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received information about an assault that occurred in the Town of Sioux Lookout.

“Sometime from mid-afternoon to early evening on July 4, 2016, a 37-year-old victim was believed to be in her residence when unknown person(s) attended and committed a serious assault on her.

“The residence is located on Front Street, between 1st and 3rd Avenue in the Town of Sioux Lookout”.

Police Seek Public Assistance

Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying any persons seen in the area during the time in question and anyone who has knowledge of the incident.

The Sioux Lookout OPP and the OPP North West Region Crime Unit under the direction of Detective Inspector Dan DAVIDSON of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death.

Anyone with information can call Sioux Lookout OPP directly at 1-888-310-1122, Detective Sergeant Jeff Duggan at 807-466-1255 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).