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UPDATE: Police investigating death in Pikwakanagan

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UPDATE: Tuesday, Nov. 7, 1:45 p.m.

Police are investigating a death in the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan Ontario First Nation Territory, near Golden Lake. 

The OPP says officers were called to a home on Kagagimin Inamo, just after 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 6. One person was found dead. Details on the victim have not been released.  

Killaloe OPP says the cause of death has not yet been confirmed, but investigators believe there is no imminent threat to public safety.  

The investigation involves the Renfrew County Crime Unit, OPP Forensic Identification Services, and members of the Killaloe Detachment, under the direction of the Criminal Investigation Branch.  

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Also assisting is the OPP Provincial Liaison Team with the Office of the Chief Coroner and Ontario Forensic Pathology Service. 

The OPP says the investigation is in its early stages and no further details can be released at this time, adding residents of the area should expect to see a large police presence in the area while the investigation continues. 

Anyone with information that can help the investigation is asked to call Killaloe OPP at 1-888-310-1122, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. 

Tuesday, Nov. 7, 10 a.m.: 

Police present in Pikwakanagan, but no public safety threat: OPP 

People in the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation area can expect to see police in their community today, as an investigation unfolds. 

A post on the OPP East Region Facebook page, issued early this morning, says that several units are investigating an “incident” that took place last night.  

The post says, “At this time police are not releasing further details as the investigation is in its early stages. This is an isolated incident and there is no threat to public safety.” 

The Killaloe OPP, the Renfrew County Crime Unit, Smiths Falls Forensic Identification Unit and OPP Criminal Investigations Branch are all part of the investigation. 

The post says police plan to release more details when they’re able to. 

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