Police Investigating Fatal Fire on Manitoulin Island
On February 4, 2019, at approximately 8:30 p.m., OPP were requested to check on the well-being of a male at a residence in the Township of Northeastern Manitoulin and the Islands, Ontario. Officers were unable to reach the location due to inclement weather and remote location.
On February 5, 2019, Manitoulin OPP, with the assistance of the MNRF, and the OPP North East Region Emergency Response Team (ERT), located a burned structure, under snow.
On February 6, 2019, with the assistance of the North East Region Canine Unit (K9), suspected human remains were located inside the structure.
The investigation is continuing.
The identity of the deceased has not been confirmed. Information will be released as it becomes available.