Kenora – Second Degree Murder Charge Laid

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KENORA – NEWS – On October 6, 2018, at approximately 5:57 p.m., members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Kenora Detachment responded to a disturbance at a downtown apartment block in the City of Kenora.

A 63-year-old male was transported by the North West Emergency Medical Services (NWEMS) to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.  His name is being withheld pending next of kin notification.

As a result, Steven R. YOUNG, 57-years-old, of Kenora was arrested and charged with Second Degree Murder contrary to section 235 (1) of the Criminal Code. He appeared at the Ontario Court of Justice on October 7, 2018, and is being held in custody.

Members of the OPP North West Region Crime Unit and Forensic Identification Services, under the direction of Detective Inspector David MacDONALD of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB), are continuing their investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death.

Any person with information regarding this investigation should immediately contact the Kenora OPP at 1-807-548-5534 or toll-free at 1-888-310-1122.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222- 8477 (TIPS). You can also submit information online at  Being anonymous, you will not be required to testify in court and information you provide may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.