(Deidre Patayash, 29. Facebook photo)
APTN National News
SIOUX LOOKOUT, Ont.–The death of a mother from a northern Ontario First Nation who was found in a Sioux Lookout, Ont., hotel room is no longer considered suspicious, according to the OPP.
A post-mortem examination was completed on the body of Deidre Patayash, 29, who was originally from Weagamow First Nation and the family has been informed of the findings, said OPP Const. Anne McCoy.
McCoy said police would not release the cause of death.
“It is no longer considered criminally suspicious,” said McCoy.
Patayash was found dead Tuesday inside a room at the Forest Inn.
Her boyfriend Alvin Ash, 32, from Cat Lake First Nation, was charged with assault in connection with the investigation into the death, the OPP said.
He appeared in Sioux Lookout provincial court Friday and was released with an order to appear again on Dec. 9.
Patayash was the mother of two boys, aged 13 and 5. She was in Sioux Lookout for a custody hearing involving her five year-old who lives in Slate Falls. The hearing was scheduled for the same day she was found dead.