OPP and NAPS Investigate Death in Mishkeegogamang

NAPS Police Headquarters
Nishnawbe-Aski Police Headquarters in Thunder Bay

MISHKEEGOGAMANG FIRST NATION, ON – On February 23, 2017 a Mishkeegogamang Lake First Nation resident sought medical treatment at Mishkeegogamang Health Centre for an injury he had sustained earlier in the week.  The male was airlifted to Thunder Bay for medical treatment and subsequently passed away in hospital.  As a result, Nishnawbe Aski Police Service (NAPS) was contacted and subsequently requested the assistance of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP).

The deceased has been identified as 34-year-old Delbert SAINNAWAP.

A post mortem examination will take place in  Thunder Bay on February 25, 2017.

Officers with the Nishnawbe Aski Police Service and the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) North West Region Crime Unit under the direction of Detective Inspector Mark ZULINSKI of the OPP Criminal Investigation Brance (CIB) is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death.

Anyone with information in relation to the investigation is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).