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OPP investigating triple homicide/suicide

Three members of family murdered in incident north of Burk's Falls
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OPP

NEWS RELEASE
ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE
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On February 23, at approximately 7:30 p.m., members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Almaguin Highlands Detachment responded to a 911 call for assistance on Starratt Road in Ryerson Township, north of Burk’s Falls.

Police located four adults at the scene; two male and two female. All were deceased with obvious signs of trauma.

The incident is being treated as a triple homicide/suicide. The three homicide victims, two females and one male, were all members of the same family and lived in the house where the crime took place. Their cause of death is pending post-mortem examinations.

The fourth deceased person at the scene was an adult male not related to the victims.

Firearms have been recovered from the scene.

This criminal investigation is ongoing with members of the OPP North East Region Crime Prevention and Criminal Investigations Unit, OPP Forensic Identification Services, Emergency Response Team and OPP Canine Unit, under the direction of Detective Inspector Martin Graham, of the Criminal Investigation Branch.

More information will be released as it becomes available.

Any person with information regarding this incident should immediately contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or their nearest police authority.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit information online at www.tipsubmit.com where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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