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MURDER IN MARATHON FIRST DEGREE CHARGE LAID AGAINST 62-YEAR-OLD ALAIN LEPAGE OF MARATHON.

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Appearing via video this morning, Friday, April 6, 2018, from Marathon OPP Station is 62-year old ALAIN LEPAGE. He has gray hair and appears to be of average height and build. Heโ€™s wearing an oversized white sweater with the sleeves missing.ย 

His Worship Justice of the Peace Bernard Caron is presiding. Crown Attorney is Gordon Fillmore and Duty Counsel is Joy Wakefield.

Lepage informs the court that he does not have a lawyer.

Todayโ€™s decision is easy for His Worship. A murder charge in Canada means an automatic detention order is issued so he doesnโ€™t have an entitlement to a bail hearing. The next step will be to submit a bail review in front of a Superior Court of Justice.

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ALAIN LEPAGE IS BEING TRANSFERRED FROM MARATHON TO THE THUNDER BAY DISTRICT JAIL TODAY.

NO OTHER LOCAL MEDIA IS PRESENT TO REPORT ON THIS.

OPP MEDIA RELEASE BELOW

On April 5, 2018, at approximately 8:30 p.m., members of the Marathon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a sudden death at a residence on Michano Drive in Marathon.ย Officers attended and confirmed that a 61-year-old female identified as Anne RAINVILLE was dead.

Alain LEPAGE, 62-years-old, was arrested and charged with First Degree Murder contrary to section 235(1) of the Criminal Code and appeared at the Ontario Court of Justice in Marathon this morning (April 6, 2018).

Members of the OPP North West Region Crime Unit, the Regional Support Team and Forensic Identification Services under the direction of Detective Inspector Randy Heida of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death in conjunction with the Office of the Chief Coroner.ย There is no concern for public safety.

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A post-mortem is expected to take place the afternoon of April 6, 2018, at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.

Anyone person with information regarding this investigation should immediately contact the Marathon OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or (807) 229-0220.ย Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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