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Local senior faces obstruction charge in Justin Evans investigation

A hiker found the remains, later identified as missing Gravenhurst man Justin Evans, on May 19: OPP
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Justin Evans. Photo supplied by OPP

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has laid a charge during the investigation of a missing person, whose body was found earlier this month.

The Bracebridge Detachment of the OPP, along with the Muskoka Crime Unit, under the direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch, began an investigation into the disappearance of 22-year-old Justin Evans from Gravenhurst, in December of 2020. His remains were discovered by a hiker on May 19, 2021.

On May 28, 2021, the OPP charged 70-year-old Kenneth McKinney of Gravenhurst, with obstruct justice under section 139(2) of the Criminal Code. The accused has been released from custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Bracebridge on July 13, 2021.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information should call Bracebridge OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

If you have any information regarding this crime or any other crime, you may also contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online at 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.