Date of Release:  November 29, 2012

(Mishkeegogamang, ON)  On November 23, 2012, the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service North West Region Crime Unit and detachment assisted by the Ontario Provincial Police North West Region Forensic Identification Unit based out of Kenora and the Ontario Fire Marshall began an investigation into a residential fire that occurred at 159 Sandy Road, Mishkeegogamang First Nation.

On November 25, 2012, a post-mortem examination was conducted at the Kenora Lake of the Woods Hospital and the cause of death is pending receipt of toxicology reports.  The identification of the deceased cannot be officially confirmed until the return of DNA testing.  Due to the extent of fire consumption of the residence, the Ontario Fire Marshall is unable to determine the exact cause of the fire.

This investigation is ongoing and further details will be released as they become available.

Mishkeegogamang First Nation is approximately 315 km northwest of Thunder Bay. 

For further information, please contact:

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Sgt. Jackie George

Media Relations- Cell 807-629-4807 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Nishnawbe –Aski Police Headquarters

Thunder Bay, Ontario