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UPDATE ARMSTRONG MURDER

UPDATE ARMSTRONG  MURDER

on CN Via Rail line at Mud River

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~~~ April 2, 2021 8:45 pm (LSN)   Hardworking Armstrong OPP Officers responded to a call yesterday, Thursday April 1,2021 regarding the death of a person

Sources indicate that the death occurred in a remotely settled area along the Via Rail line called Mud River.  The next stop heading East by rail is the  Ferland Station.  

On April 1, 2021 the Armstrong Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a complaint of an assault at a residence in the First Nation community of Mud River.   Mud River is located 35 kilometres east of Armstrong and is only accessible by CN train or snow machine.

Police attended the scene with Superior North Emergency Medical Services (EMS) where Paramedics examined the victim and pronounced them deceased. The victim has been identified as 27 year old Lance WANAKAMIK of Whitesand First Nation.

An individual was arrested at the scene and transported to the Armstrong OPP Detachment.

50 Year old Stanford KOKOKONS of Whitesand First Nation has been charged with Second Degree Murder contrary to section 235(1) of the Criminal Code. The accused has been remanded into custody.

OPP North West Region Crime Unit continue to investigate this homicide under the direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB). The Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario is also engaged and working in cooperation with the OPP.

Members of the public who have information regarding this investigation are urged to contact the OPP at or can provide information anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at (TIPS). Crime Stoppers tips can also be submitted on-line at ontariocrimestoppers.ca . You may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.1-800-222-847 1-888-310-1122

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~~~ April 2, 2021  (LSN)   Hardworking Armstrong OPP Officers responded to a call yesterday, Thursday April 1,2021 regarding the death of a person

Sources indicate that the death occurred in a remotely settled area along the Via Rail line called Mud River.  The next stop heading East by rail is the  Ferland Station. 

Officers discovered that the person,  Named  WANAKAMIK had been murdered. 

A 50 year old STANFORD KOKOKONS was arrested & criminally charged with second degree murder. 

KOKOKONS was transported to the Armstrong OPP detachment and held overnight for Bail Court. 

KOKOKONS appeared remotely this morning Friday April 2, 2021 before Her Worship, Justice of the Peace Pat Clysdale-Cornell. 

A murder charge is an automatic detention order and this court has no jurisdiction to consider releasing KOKOKONS.  

KOKOKONS is being transported to the Thunder Bay Jail and will make another court appearance on Tuesday April 6,2021.  

He will go through a Bail Planning phase and can only be released by a Superior Court Justice. 

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