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Death ruled murder


Rainy River District OPP officers, in conjunction with the OPP’s North West Region Crime Unit, continue to investigate the death of a male at the Mid-Town Motel here last week.

The deceased was identified as Leo Whitecrow, 45, of Seine River First Nation.

A post-mortem examination was conducted at Lake of the Woods District Hospital in Kenora.

As a result, police now are conducting a homicide investigation under the direction of Det. Insp. Peter Loree of the OPP’s Criminal Investigation Branch.

The cause of death is not being released at this time.

Anyone with information relating to this investigation is asked to contact the Fort Frances OPP detachment (274-3322), the OPP Communication Centre (1-888-310-1122), or Crime Stoppers (1-800-222-TIPS).

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