MURDER CHARGE LAID

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(SHOAL LAKE FIRST NATION, ON) – On October 12, 2018, the Treaty Three Police Service requested the assistance of the OPP with a suspicious death investigation.

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An investigation was commenced with members from the Treaty Three Police Service, OPP North West Region Crime Unit, and OPP Forensic Identification Services under the direction of Detective Inspector Darryl Sigouin of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB).

On October 15, 2018, a post mortem examination was conducted at the Office of the Chief Coroner and Forensic Pathology Service (OCC-OFPS) in Toronto.

The victim was identified as Betty Ann CUP (72 years old) of Shoal Lake 39 First Nation.

On October 19, 2018, Jordan OUSTAN (27 years old) of Shoal Lake 39 First Nation was arrested in Kenora. He has been charged with

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  • Second Degree Murder contrary to Section 235(1) of the Criminal Code in the death of Betty Ann Cup. He has been remanded into custody.

The OPP reminds all members of the public to be aware of their personal safety at all times. The OPP’s website, www.opp.ca, contains a number of useful resources, tips and links.

If you have any information about this murder investigation, please contact the Kenora OPP Detachment at 1-807-274-3322 or 1-888-310-1122. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

Anyone with pictures of Oustan is asked to email them to contactus@trcctb.com

Source: OPP

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