Matthew Cherry identified in Washagamis Bay First Nation death case

After a post-mortem examination on Monday, Kenora OPP are now reporting that it was 39-year-old Matthew Cherry of Washagamis Bay First Nation, located near Kenora, Ont., who died on the reserve.

After a post-mortem examination on Monday, Kenora OPP are now reporting that it was 39-year-old Matthew Cherry of Washagamis Bay First Nation, located near Kenora, Ont., who died on the reserve.

Members of the Treaty Three Police Service found Cherry's body at a residence on the First Nation at about 10 a.m. Saturday. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

They said they are not considering his death suspicious at this time.

However, Treaty Three Police continue to investigate the incident, along with the Ontario Provincial Police's northwest region crime and forensic identification units.

Anyone with information is asked to call provincial police.

Corrections

  • An earlier version of this story said the victim was 29. The OPP has since corrected its report to the media to say that the victim was 39 years of age.
    Mar 10, 2014 9:14 AM ET

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