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Reward offered in woman's death

publisher Sep 21, 2017 - 4:12pm

The Ontario government continues to offer a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the death of Jessica Godin, 18, whose body was found in a ditch on Du Parc Street in Fournier September 24, 2011.

Further details on this investigation can be viewed at www.opp.ca under “What We Do,” scroll to the bottom to “Investigations,” click on “OPP Rewards,” and scroll to “current investigations.”

The post-mortem examination indicated that the injuries she sustained and the location where her body was found were consistent with being struck by an eastbound vehicle which would have been travelling on Du Parc Street in Fournier.

18 tips on Nation River Lady case

publisher Aug 25, 2017 - 8:40am

August 1, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) launched a successful social media campaign in an effort to re-invigorate a homicide investigation that has been ongoing since 1975.    

The remains of a female, which came to be known as Nation River Lady, were discovered in the Nation River by a local farmer, south of the Town of Casselman on May 3, 1975. OPP investigators wanted to re-introduce this case to the public in an effort to identify her and identify the person(s) responsible for her death.  

Since the media launch, the OPP has received and is following up on over 18 tips so far from the public.

Under the direction of Case Manager, Detective Inspector Dan Nadeau of the Criminal Investigation Branch and Missing Persons and Unidentified Bodies Unit (MPUB), members continue to follow-up on all information provided and thank everyone who has called or provided information via e-mail.

Anyone with new information on the case can call the dedicated missing persons hotline toll-free at 1-877-934-6363 (1-877-9-FINDME) in Canada only or 1-705-330-4144 from outside Canada. You can also submit information by e-mail at opp.isb.resolve@opp.ca

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Missing person last seen in Curran

publisher Aug 16, 2017 - 9:11am

The Hawkesbury detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police is seeking help in locating a missing elderly male.

The man, 78-year-old Gary Foster, left his residence on Concession 9 in Alfred-Plantagenet Township at approximately 3:34 p.m. August 15 and was observed entering a beige pick up truck with a beige fiberglass cap on the box.

This truck was travelling eastbound on Concession 9, Alfred-Plantagenet.

He was dropped off in the village of Curran and was last seen at about 4:30 p.m. walking westbound on County Road 2, about two kilometres west of Curran.

Gary Foster is described as being 5 "9", approximately 200-225 lbs. He was wearing a red Massey Ferguson ball cap, tank top and red shorts with an orange pinstripe on both sides, black socks and no shoes.

If you have any information on his whereabouts, contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Boat stolen

publisher Aug 8, 2017 - 1:09pm

On August 4, 2017 at approximately 9:37am, Stormont Dundas & Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police responded to a report of a boat being taken from a property on 80th Avenue, South Glengarry Township.

The investigation indicated that overnight (August 3-4) a Northwood Angler 1667 aluminum craft, with a 50-horsepower Evinrude engine, was stolen.

Who is the Nation River Lady?

publisher Aug 1, 2017 - 12:04pm

May 3, 1975, the body of  an unidentified woman was located in the South Nation River, a short distance from Highway 417 bridge, south of Casselman.

Over the past 42 years Ontario Provincial Police detectives have conducted a thorough and extensive investigation but have yet to determine the identity of the "Nation River Lady."

However, recently a 3-D facial reconstruction of the Nation River Lady was completed. With advanced technology and investigative techniques, the OPP is reaching out for the public’s assistance to identify this woman and to find the person or person(s) responsible for her murder.

Call 1-888-310-1122 or the Nation River Lady dedicated tipline at 613-591-2296.

AGE: 25-50 yrs

SEX: Female

RACE: Caucasian

HEIGHT: 157 cm (5’2”) to 173 cm (5’8”)

BUILD: Average and weighed approximately 100 lbs

DENTAL: Dental work- partial upper and lower dentures

HAIR: Brown hair dyed reddish blonde

CLOTHING: Navy blue body shirt with snaps to enclose at crotch

She had manicured toes and finger nails with pink polish, her appendix had been removed.

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Murder charge laid after dying man left at hospital

publisher Jun 7, 2017 - 8:37am

Two men have been charged after a dying man was left at Hôpital Glengarry Memorial Hospital in Alexandria Monday night.

Facing charges of second degree murder and production of marijuana is 61-year-old Tri Minh Hoang, of Montréal.

Anh Quang Nguyen, 29, of Ottawa, is charged with accessory after the fact to murder and production of cannabis.

Both accused men were remanded into custody and will next appear June 8 at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cornwall.

June 5, at 7:20 p.m. Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police officers were dispatched to the hospital where occupants of a white Honda Odyssey had dropped off a male suffering from a life threatening physical injury and then fled the area.

The victim, 29-year-old Khanh Nguyen, of Ottawa, was pronounced deceased shortly thereafter.  

At approximately 7:45 p.m., police observed the suspect vehicle travelling southbound on County Road 34 in South Glengarry Township where the two male occupants were arrested and taken into custody.

The SD&G OPP Crime Unit is seeking any witnesses with information on this homicide and will be continuing with the investigation, under the direction of Detective Inspector Dan Nadeau of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB).

Police are asking anyone with information to contact Detective Constable Daniel Roy at the SD&G detachment at 613-534-2223 during business hours or 24/7 at 1-888-310-1122.

If you wish to provide information anonymously you can call Seaway Valley Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Dying man left at hospital

publisher Jun 6, 2017 - 11:46am

Police are seeking the public’s assistance after two men drove off after leaving a dying man  at the Hôpital Glengarry Memorial Hospital in Alexandria Monday night.

At 7:25 p.m. Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police detachment officers were dispatched to the hospital, where two suspects had left the man who was suffering from a life-threatening injury and then fled. The victim, a 29-year-old from Ottawa, was pronounced dead shortly later.

The suspect vehicle, a white Honda Odyssey with Québec licence plates, was located a short time later. The two men, ages 57 and 29, have been arrested and are currently in custody. No charges have been laid at this time.

Investigators are seeking any witnesses or information to this incident.

At this time, the name of the deceased is being withheld pending next of kin notification and a post-mortem examination.

The investigation into this death is continuing by the SD&G OPP Crime Unit, under the direction of Detective Inspector Dan Nadeau of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB). Police are asking anyone with information to contact Detective Constable Daniel Roy at 613-534-2223 during business hours or 24/7 at 1-888-310-1122.

If you wish to provide information anonymously you can call Seaway Valley Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can also submit your information online here.

Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and you will remain anonymous. Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.