Death Investigation

FROM/DE: Grey Bruce Detachment DATE: November 5, 2020


(NEYAASHIINIGMIING, ON) – On November 2, 2020 at 1:39 p.m., Neyaashiinigmiing Police Service and Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to a residence at Nayaushing Road, Neyaashiinigmiing for a person with vital signs absent.

Police Officers attended with Chippewas of Nawash Fire Department and Bruce County Paramedic services and discovered a 30 year old female at the residence who was pronounced dead.

The deceased has been identified as Ericka ASHKEWE-JONES from Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation.

Members of the Neyaashiinigmiing Police Service, Grey Bruce OPP Crime Unit and OPP Forensic Identification Services, under the direction of OPP Criminal Investigation Branch, continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding this occurrence. Officers remain on scene at this time.

Anyone with information that can assist Neyaashiinigmiing Police Service and Grey Bruce OPP with this investigation, call 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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