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Death investigation is underway in Wabaseemoong First Nation

OPP are assisting Treaty Three Police Service in a death investigation on Dec. 11.
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(Photo courtesy of Treaty Three Police Service)

KENORA – Police are investigating a death in the community of Wabaseemoong First Nation over the weekend.

Ontario Provincial Police Criminal Investigation Branch is assisting Treaty Three Police Service with a death investigation in the community in the early morning hours of Saturday, Dec. 11.

The Treaty Three Police Service and Emergency Medical Services responded to a call regarding an injured person at a residence on Main Street East.

Police say first responders located an individual who was vital signs absent and after examination was subsequently pronounced deceased at the scene.

The victim has been identified as Trent Hunter, age 17 of Whitedog First Nation, Ontario.

While circumstances of the death have yet to be confirmed, police and the Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario are investigating this death as suspicious.

A post-mortem examination will take place in Toronto on Dec. 15, 2021.

The OPP is reminding people to be aware of their surroundings at all times and report any suspicious activity to police by dialing 911.

Anyone with information about this occurrence is requested to contact the OPP, at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or report online through ontariocrimestoppers.ca, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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