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Two dead in Cat Lake

Willow Fiddler
The community of Cat Lake is in complete shock after what is believed to be a double homicide Wednesday evening.

A spokesperson for the chief confirmed the deaths of two community members. No names have been released but the spokesperson said it involves an extremely large family.

A source told APTN News one of the victims is believed to be the father of the accused. According to the source, a second victim is a young man.

The Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service (NAPS) has requested assistance from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP).

The OPP will only say the Criminal Investigations Branch will be issuing a media release today.

“There’s much sadness. We would ask for prayers and support from any and all communities,” said the spokesperson, speaking on behalf of Chief Ernie Wesley.

The spokesperson said someone is in custody and there are a large number of police officers have arrived in the fly-in community of roughly 650 people, investigating.

Cat Lake is located about 180 km north of Sioux Lookout in northern Ontario.

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20 Responses to “Two dead in Cat Lake”

    Cathy December 10, 2017 at 10:12 am #

    Please give this community strength.

    Shadow December 9, 2017 at 10:48 pm #

    My deepest heart felt prayers go out to the family of this father and young man. I pray the Creator sends His Holy Spirit to comfort all those who are mourning and grieving. Amen.

    Fabian December 9, 2017 at 5:05 pm #

    Condolences to the families involved. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

    Crystal Garbs December 9, 2017 at 3:43 am #

    I work in the community, I knew both guys, they were sweet hearts! I’ve been hugging everyone. This community will never be the same. All we can do is pray! My heart goes out the the families

    Titus December 8, 2017 at 6:24 pm #

    My condolences to the families

    Sheila R.Wood December 8, 2017 at 6:01 am #

    My condolences to the community of Cat Lake First Nation and also to the affected family affected by this sad tradgedy, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Muddy December 8, 2017 at 1:13 am #

    My prayers to the families. Such a waste of life.

    Joan Belanger December 8, 2017 at 12:52 am #

    So sorry to hear about this tragedy. My condolences to all the family and everyone in the community of Cat Lake.

    Andrew Seaton December 8, 2017 at 12:24 am #

    Condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to all in the community and surrounding area.

    Vivian December 8, 2017 at 12:18 am #

    God bless all thkse that mourn. Creator, Koolwnchootin, God, please hear my Prayer! Send Your loving angels to this community and families involved. Hold them close as they mourn! I thank You for answered Prayer! As I raise my hands

    Kim December 7, 2017 at 11:56 pm #

    Prayers, strength, and peace to the community of Cat Lake. My heart sinks with sadness for your losses.

    Cathleen Sutherland December 7, 2017 at 11:20 pm #

    Prayers to the family and the community <3

    shirley boddy December 7, 2017 at 10:51 pm #

    So sorry to hear of this tragedy, especially at this time of the year. God Bless this family in their loss.

    Colin McDonald December 7, 2017 at 10:10 pm #

    My deepest sympathy to the family and the entire community

    Melissa December 7, 2017 at 9:09 pm #

    My prayers are with the whole community.

    Cindy Pelletier December 7, 2017 at 8:04 pm #

    Prayers for family and community

    M.Vanessa Brooks December 7, 2017 at 6:09 pm #

    My heart and prayers are going out to this community to the families affected. It saddens me to know end that we have more victims and families to add to our atrociously high MMIWG numbers.

      M Lundy December 8, 2017 at 1:50 am #

      They were 2 males!

    Marse December 7, 2017 at 5:08 pm #

    Rest in peace cousins ❤️

    Minah December 7, 2017 at 5:05 pm #

    My sincere condolences go out to the families that lost loved ones, my heart goes out to all of you. Stay strong