OPP investigate possible link between Renfrew and Pembroke homicides

A post-mortem examination is being conducted today for the victims of a double homicide in Pembroke.

On May 22, 2023, shortly before 3:00 a.m., officers from the Upper Ottawa Valley (UOV) Detachment responded to a residence on Mackay Street, where two people were located with life-threatening injuries. Both individuals were transported to the hospital, where one person was pronounced deceased.

Another person was located deceased in the immediate area. Investigators believe the victims were targeted.

For the safety of the surviving victim, no further personal information will be provided.

The UOV Crime Unit and the OPP Forensic Identification Services (FIS) Unit are assisting with the investigation, under the direction of the Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) and in conjunction with the Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario and Centre of Forensic Sciences. 

While we cannot speculate on any potential connections, the team investigating the Pembroke double homicide is in communication with the team investigating the Renfrew homicide.

The OPP is advising residents in the area that they can expect to see a large police presence for several more days as the investigation continues.

If anyone has any information that may assist the investigation, they should contact the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP at 1-888-310-1122 (or 911 in an emergency) or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.valleytips.ca.

Mahon,M.,OPP Upper Ottawa Valley Detachment(2023,May23) -Update #1- OPP INVESTIGATING DOUBLE HOMICIDE IN PEMBROKE Post-Mortem Being Conducted [media release]

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