Suspicious Death Investigation Underway in Pikangikum First Nation

Pikangikum Police

Pikangikum First Nation – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) North West Region Crime Unit, in collaboration with Pikangikum Police, is currently probing a suspicious death in Pikangikum First Nation.

On September 25, 2023, just before 7:30 p.m., Pikangikum Peacekeepers, Pikangikum Police, and OPP responded to a residence on Fishhouse Road after discovering an individual who was subsequently transported to the nursing station. Unfortunately, the individual was later pronounced deceased.

A post-mortem examination, conducted at the Centre of Forensic Sciences in Toronto, will determine the victim’s identity and the cause of death.

At present, investigators have no reason to believe there is an immediate threat to public safety.

The investigation, led by Pikangikum Police, OPP North West Region Crime Unit, and OPP Forensic Identification Services, is ongoing under the direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch, in cooperation with the Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario and the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service.

If you have any information regarding this case, please contact the Red Lake OPP at 1-888-310-1122. For those wishing to remain anonymous, you can reach out to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or visit

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