One person is facing charges after the Neyaashiinigmiing Police Service investigated an incident on January 6, 2024, at a residence located on the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation.
Police have charged a 56-year-old of North Bruce Peninsula, Ontario with the following Criminal Code offences:
• Indignity to a Human Body, pursuant to section 182(b)
• Fraud Under $5000, pursuant to section 380(1)(b)
The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice located in Owen Sound on February 29, 2024.
The ongoing investigation is being conducted by members of the Neyaashiinigmiing Police Service, with the assistance of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) West Region Crime Unit, OPP Regional Support Team, Provincial Liaison Team, OPP Forensic Identification Services in conjunction with the Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario and Ontario Forensic Pathology Service.
This is an isolated incident and there is no concern for public safety.
If anyone has any information, they are being asked to contact the Neyaashiinigmiing Police Service at 519-534-1233 or the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at https://crimestop-gb.org/ where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.
The investigation is continuing.