OPP Police Press Releases

1 Year Old Succumbs To Injuries – Johan HIEBERT Charged

(MUNICIPALITY OF BAYHAM, ON) – An individual has been charged in relation to an incident at a fire pit at a residence on Vienna Line in the Municipality of Bayham on July 12, 2021. A one-year old child died as a result of injuries suffered in the incident. Two adults and two other children were injured.

Johan HIEBERT, 55-years-old, of the Municipality of Bayham, has been charged with the following offences:

·      Criminal Negligence Causing Death.

·      Criminal Negligence Causing Bodily Harm (four counts).

The accused will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in St. Thomas on September 7, 2021.

The incident remains under investigation by the Elgin County OPP Crime Unit, under the direction of the OPP’s Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB), and in conjunction with Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario, Ontario Forensic Pathology Services and Office of the Fire Marshal.

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