Suspect charged in girl’s death in the Kasabonika Lake First Nation

Suspect charged in girl’s death in the Kasabonika Lake First Nation
KASABONIKA LAKE, ONT.—Police have charged a suspect in the death of a six-year-old girl from the Kasabonika Lake First Nation.

Officers with the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service were called to a residence on Wednesday to investigate a report that a girl had been assaulted.

Provincial police, who are now directing the investigation, say family members took the girl to a medical centre where she was pronounced dead.

Police say that on the same day 21-year-old Lanny Edward Mekanak of the Kasabonika Lake First Nation was arrested and charged with second degree murder.
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