Monday, March 8, 2021

Homicide in Wallaceburg

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: On December 26, 2020 at approximately 3:30 a.m. police responded to a sudden death at a residence on Margaret Avenue in Wallaceburg.

Upon arrival, officers located an 89-year-old woman in the residence with vital signs absent.

Despite life-saving efforts, the woman was pronounced deceased at the residence.

Through investigation, officers determined that the woman’s death was a homicide.

Her husband, a 94-year-old man, was arrested and charged with 2nd Degree Murder.

He has been remanded into custody pending a future court date of December 29, 2020 at 10:30 a.m.

The Chatham-Kent Police Service can confirm that there is no threat to public safety as this was an isolated incident.

Members of Investigative Services continue their investigation.

No further information will be released at this time.

Anyone with information regarding the investigation is asked to contact Constable Cole Abbott at colea@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 extension #262.

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