Ottawa

49-year-old man ID'd as victim in south Ottawa homicide

Ottawa police are investigating the city's 12th homicide of 2018 after a man was found dead Saturday morning in the south end of the city.

Police say Opiny P'Ochieng was found dead around 3:40 a.m. Saturday

Opiny P'Ochieng, 49, was found dead in south Ottawa early Saturday morning. Police say he was killed. (Facebook)

Ottawa police are investigating the city's 12th homicide of the year after a man was found dead Saturday morning in the city's south end.

Police said a man's body was discovered at around 3:40 a.m. near Russell Road and Southvale Crescent.

He was identified Sunday as 49-year-old Opiny P'Ochieng of Ottawa.

Russell Road between Southvale Crescent and Tupper Avenue was closed while police investigated.

Anyone with information is asked to call Ottawa police at 613-236-1222, extension 5493, or contact Crime Stoppers anonymously.