OPP Investigates Death of Dawna MASAKEYASH in Sioux Lookout

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OPP Sioux Lookout

SIOUX LOOKOUT, ON – The Sioux Lookout Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is actively investigating a tragic incident that occurred in the community of Sioux Lookout.

Emergency Response on January 9

On the morning of January 9, 2024, members of the Sioux Lookout detachment, in coordination with North West Emergency Medical Services (EMS), promptly responded to a 911 call originating from a location on First Avenue North. Upon arrival, they discovered the lifeless body of a female.

Identification of the Deceased

The deceased individual has been identified as Dawna MASAKEYASH, aged 32, and a resident of Sioux Lookout.

Collaborative Investigation

The OPP North West Region Crime Unit has taken charge of the investigation, under the guidance of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB). Additionally, they are collaborating with the Office of the Chief Coroner and the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service to ascertain the circumstances surrounding this tragic incident.

Public Safety

Although authorities do not currently perceive any threats to public safety, there will be an augmented police presence in the area as the investigation progresses.

Stay Alert and Report Suspicious Activity

The OPP takes this opportunity to remind the public of the importance of staying vigilant and being aware of their surroundings at all times. If you observe any suspicious activity, please do not hesitate to report it.

Contact Information for Tips and Assistance

Individuals with information related to this ongoing investigation are encouraged to reach out to the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Alternatively, you can provide information anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). For online submissions of tips, visit www.tipshelp.com.

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