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Manitouwadge man charged with murder

OPP lay first degree murder charge after responding to disturbance in Manitouwadge Saturday
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A Manitouwadge man faces first degree murder charges after police responded to a disturbance Saturday. (OPP photo)

MANITOUWADGE, Ont. – A Manitouwadge man has been charged with first degree murder after police responded to a disturbance at a residence in the township Saturday.

Officers found a male with life-threatening injuries after responding to a complaint of a disturbance at a Flicker Street home, the OPP said Sunday.

The victim, since identified as Wayne Allen, 18, was transported by Superior North EMS to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Jesse Allen, 38, was arrested at the scene and has been remanded into custody with an initial court date of Feb. 16.

The case is being investigated by the OPP’s North West Region Crime Unit, under the direction of the force’s Criminal Investigation Branch. The Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario is also engaged, OPP said.

Anyone with information regarding the investigation is urged to contact OPP online or at 1-800-222-8477.

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