(ONIGAMING FIRST NATION, ON) – On May 7, 2019, members of the Kenora Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment received a request from the Treaty Three Police Service to assist with an investigation into a sudden death. A body was located near Siibinsing Road in the community of Onigaming First Nation. The victim was identified as 42-year-old Clayton BOB of Big Island First Nation.
As a result of the investigation, on May 18, 2019 Larry “JR” Melvin DUCK, aged 28 of Sabaskong First Nation, was arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault contrary to Section 268(1) of the Criminal Code. He was released on a Recognizance with conditions.
On October 18, 2019 the accused failed to comply with his release conditions and a warrant was issued for his arrest. The accused was at large on this warrant between October 19, 2019 and January 19, 2020.
On January 6, 2020, the results of the post mortem examination of the deceased were received from the Centre of Forensic Science, detailing the cause of death. The results of the post mortem examination provided additional evidence.
On January 19, 2020, Larry DUCK, was re-arrested and charged with Murder, contrary to Section 235 of the Criminal Code, as well as Failing to Comply with Conditions of his initial release, contrary to Section 145(3) of the Criminal Code. The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Kenora on January 20, 2020. The accused will be held in custody pending a bail hearing.
Members of the OPP Northwest Region Crime Unit, under the direction of Detective Inspector Brad Collins of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) in conjunction with the Treaty Three Police Service are continuing this investigation.
Police are asking if you have any information about this incident to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or your nearest police authority.
Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or access their website at: http://www.p3tips.com/273 where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.