An arrest has been made in connection with a suspicious death investigation in Big Island First Nation, on the southern end of the Lake of the Woods and west of Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls.

A 26-year-old resident of Big Grassy River First Nation, Stacy Comeg An, has been arrested and charged with indignity to a dead body. He was held in custody and appeared in court yesterday.

Members of the OPP, OPP Forensic Identification Services, the Office of the Chief Coroner and Forensic Pathology Services are assisting the Treaty Three Police Service with the investigation. Police note that the investigation is still in its early stages, and more information will be provided as it becomes available.

If you have any information, you are asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

The Criminal Code of Canada defines indignity to a dead body as:

Everyone who:

(a) neglects, without lawful excuse, to perform any duty that is imposed on him by law or that he undertakes with reference to the burial of a dead human body or human remains, or

(b) improperly or indecently interferes with or offers any indignity to a dead human body or human remains, whether buried or not,

is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years.

For more information:
Government of Canada – Justice Laws

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