A suspicious death in Wabaseemoong First Nation is now being considered a murder, and a 14-year-old and a 17-year-old are in custody as a result.

On October 27, members of the Treaty Three Police Service and Northwest EMS responded to a Wabaseemoong First Nation residence for a report of an individual facing life-threatening injuries.

42-year-old Raymond Land of Wabaseemoong later passed away while at the hospital. A post-mortem examination was conducted in Toronto to confirm the cause of death.

The OPP say a 14-year-old and a 17-year-old, who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, have been arrested and charged with:

- Second-degree murder,
- Break and enter and commit an indictable offence,
- Robbery,

The 17-year-old has also been charged with: failure to comply with an undertaking.

Both of the accused are being held in custody and appeared in courts in Kenora earlier today. The OPP warns that there continues to be a larger police presence in the community at this time.

Anyone with any information should contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. You can also provide information anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at ontariocrimestoppers.ca.