Police Make Arrest in Murder/Homicide Investigation

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(SIOUX LOOKOUT, ON) โ€“ On Wednesday September 5, 2018 a male was located injured in the area of Seventh Avenue and Roy Lane in Sioux Lookout. The victim died as a result of his injuries.

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The deceased was identified as 40-year old George TAIT of Sachigo Lake First Nation.

Investigators determined his death to be the result of a homicide.ย The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Northwest Region Crime Unit has been actively pursuing all leads in this case.

On March 27, 2019, investigators from the OPP Northwest Region Crime Unit arrested 32-year-old Allen YERXAย (pictured) of Lac Seul First Nation with:

  • Second Degree Murder contrary to Section 235(1) of the Criminal Code.

He was remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear by video on April 3, 2019 at the Ontario Court of Justice in Dryden. .

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OPP Northwest Region Crime Unit under the direction of Detective Inspector Scott Moore of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) continues to investigate this homicide.

Any person with information on this incident is asked to contact the OPP investigative team at 1-844-677-5020.ย If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of $2,000.

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Source: OPP

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