The Sioux Lookout detachment of the OPP is once again asking the public for any information related to an ongoing homicide investigation.

At approximately 8:35 p.m. on September 5, members of the Sioux Lookout OPP detachment responded to a report of an injured male on Seventh Avenue and Roy Lane in Sioux Lookout. The male was wearing light brown pants and a green windbreaker.

Police say that witnesses may have been unaware that he was in distress, as several vehicles and pedestrians were observed passing by the victim on the roadway.

Officers attended and were met by Emergency Medical Services, who were attending to a 40-year-old male identified as George Tait, from Sachigo Lake First Nation. He was subsequently transported to medical services and pronounced dead.

The OPP Northwest Region Crime Unit under the direction of Detective Inspector Scott Moore of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) are continuing to investigate this homicide and are asking any members of the public who were in the area during the noted times to contact the OPP investigative team at 1-844-677-5020. Any and all information is important to assist this investigation.

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-22-8477 (TIPS) where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of $2,000.

A post mortem took place in Kenora on September 7.

For more information:
OPP investigating homicide
Man’s death considered a homicide, OPP

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