Victim identified, manslaughter charge laid following OPP investigation near Golden Lake


The Killaloe Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has arrested and charged an individual in connection with a death on the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan Ontario First Nation Territory, near Golden Lake.

OPP explained that they were first called to a residence on Kagagimin Inamo shortly after 7:00 p.m. on November 6th, 2023. Once at the scene, officers located a deceased individual.

After an extensive investigation, the victim was identified by OPP as Joseph Sarazin, a 58-year-old from Pikwakanagan Ontario First Nation. The investigation also resulted in the arrest of 61-year-old Rachel Sarazin from Pikwakanagan Ontario First Nation. They are facing a criminal charge of manslaughter.

OPP says the accused remains in custody and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice, Pembroke on November 10th, 2023. The investigation by the Renfrew County Crime Unit and OPP Forensic Identification Services is still ongoing, under the direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch, and in conjunction with the Office of the Chief Coroner and Ontario Forensic Pathology Service.

With files by CFRA's Connor Ray