OPP Police Press Releases Whitesand First Nation

Death Investigation Update – Name Released

(WHITESAND FIRST NATION, ON) – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is conducting a death investigation in the community of Whitesand First Nation.

On June 15, 2024, just after 9:00 p.m., members of the Thunder Bay and Armstrong OPP Detachments and Emergency Medical Services received information regarding an individual in medical distress at a residence in Whitesand First Nation.

The individual was subsequently pronounced deceased.

The deceased has been identified as 38-year-old Stacey SHAPWAYKEESIC of Whitesand First Nation.

A post-mortem examination will be conducted at the Centre of Forensic Sciences in Toronto later this week.

The investigation by the OPP North West Region Crime Unit, Regional Support Team, and OPP Forensic Identification Services is continuing under the direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch, in conjunction with the Office of the Chief Coroner and the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service.

Investigators do not believe there is a threat to public safety.

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