Three Face Charges Including First Degree Murder in Death of Henry STONE-ARNOLD

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Dryden OPP

DRYDEN – NEWS – “For the last 46 months, our investigative team has worked diligently to identify those responsible for Henry’s murder. Although we cannot publicly identify the charged individuals, there is some consolation in being able to bring resolution to Henry’s family and loved ones,” states Detective Inspector Kevin VEILLIEUX, Major Case Manager, OPP Criminal Investigation Branch.

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have charged three individuals in connection with a Dryden-area homicide that claimed the life of a 28-year-old in 2018.

Henry STONE-ARNOLD was last seen in the City of Dryden during the evening of August 8, 2018. When STONE-ARNOLD’s vehicle was located at a private business in Van Horne Township on August 9, police commenced a missing person’s investigation. During the course of the investigation, human remains were found on private property on Trist Road that were later identified as belonging to STONE-ARNOLD. Evidence at the scene indicated that the cause of death was suspicious.

After a 46-month investigation, three people have been charged in relation to this homicide.

Two individuals are charged with:

·        First Degree Murder, contrary to Section 235 of the Criminal Code

·        Committing Indignity to a Body, contrary to Section 182(b) of the Criminal Code

Another individual is charged with:

·        Obstruct Justice, contrary to Section 139(2) of the Criminal Code

·        Utter Threats, contrary to Section 264.1(1)(a) of the Criminal Code

·        Accessory After the Fact (Murder), contrary to Section 240 of the Criminal Code

Police believe the three accused and the victim were known to each other. At the time of Henry STONE-ARNOLD’s death, the accused were under the age of 18. As a result, their names cannot be released under terms of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

This investigation is ongoing. Police urge anyone with information to call the OPP non-emergency line at 1-888-310-1122, their local police service or – to remain anonymous – call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online at https://ontariocrimestoppers.ca/submit-a-tip/submit-a-tip.

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