Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Update: Murder investigation continues in Chatham

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: As previously reported, on Thursday, June 3, 2021 police responded to a disturbance on St. George Street near Park Avenue East.

An altercation between several men, all known to each other, resulted in the death of a local man.

The victim has been identified as Manuel DaSilva, 35 years, of Chatham.

Members of the Chatham-Kent Police Service offer their deepest condolences to the family and friends of Mr. DaSilva.

On June 5, 2021 Kyle Samko, 26 years, of Sarnia was arrested and charged with first-degree murder. He has been remanded into custody pending a future court date of June 10, 2021.

Members of the Major Crime Unit continue their investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Cole Abbott at or 519-380-6024.

Anonymous callers may contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

You can read Da Silva’s obituary, here.

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