Sandy Lake Man Dead Following Assault

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Sandy Lake First Nation
Sandy Lake First Nation is 227 KM Northeast of Red Lake

Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service Headquarters - Thunder Bay
Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service Headquarters – Thunder Bay
SANDY LAKE, ON – At approximately 01:44AM EDT on May 6, 2017, Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service responded to a call regarding a male in need of assistance outside a residence on River Road in Sandy Lake. Police responded and located a male in the ditch. He was transported by police to the Sandy Lake Nursing Station and was subsequently pronounced dead.

The deceased has been identified as 49-year-old Wilfred FIDDLER from Sandy Lake First Nation. A post-mortem examination is scheduled to take place in Kenora on May 8, 2017.

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are assisting Nishnawbe-Aski Nation Police Service (NAPS) in relation to an occurrence on the Sandy Lake First Nation.

Kory FIDDLER, a 24-year-old male from Sandy Lake First Nation has been arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault contrary to section 268 of the Criminal Code. He is currently being held in custody for a bail hearing in Kenora May 8, 2017.

North West Region OPP Crime Unit members and Nishnawbe-Aski Police, under the direction of Detective Staff Sergeant Paul ROSATO of the Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB), are continuing their investigation.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

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