MANITOULIN OPP INVESTIGATES HOMICIDE

(MASSEY, ON) – On August 4, 2020, at 8:38 p.m. members from the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a domestic disturbance at a residence in Sables-Spanish Rivers Township.

Police responded and located a victim who was transported by Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to a local hospital where they were pronounced deceased.

As a result of the investigation, Melissa EDEN, 45 years-old from Sables-Spanish Rivers Township, has been arrested and charged with Second Degree Murder, contrary to section 235(1) of the Criminal Code. The accused has been remanded into custody and will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Sudbury at a later date.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Manitoulin OPP Crime Unit under the direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB), in conjunction with the Office of the Chief Coroner-Ontario Forensic Pathology Service (OCC-OFPS). Also assisting is the OPP Forensic Identification Services (FIS).

There is no concern for public safety.

Any person with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Espanola OPP Detachment at 1-888-310-1122.

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

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