OPP and Treaty 3 Police Investigating Sudden Death in Shoal Lake 39 First Nation

New Treaty 3 Police unit
New Treaty 3 Police unit

SHOAL LAKE 39 FIRST NATION – NEWS – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), in partnership with the Treaty Three Police Service (T3PS) are investigating a death in Shoal Lake 39 First Nation.

The OPP report that on January 17, 2024, members of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB), Forensic Identification Services, Regional Support Team, and Major Case Investigation Team engaged to assist T3PS with an investigation where an individual was located on a roadway and was later pronounced deceased.

The deceased has been identified as William PRINCE, 18-years-old, of Shoal Lake 39 First Nation.

The investigation is ongoing and is being conducted under the direction of CIB, in conjunction with the Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario and the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service. A post-mortem examination will be conducted at the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service in Toronto to determine the cause of death.

The OPP advise that there is no threat to public safety regarding this incident.

Members of the public who have information regarding this investigation are urged to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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