three people died in the fire
SUDBURY, ONTARIO ~~~~~~ April 21, 2021 (LSN) Through the investigation, Detectives have identified at least one person believed to be responsible for the fatal fire that claimed the lives of three community members.
Around 2:30 p.m. on April 20, 2021, Officers arrested and charged 25 year old Liam Stinson with the following offences under the Criminal Code of Canada;
- Party to the Offence of First Degree Murder x3
- Party to the Offense of Attempt Murder
- Conspiracy to Commit Murder
- Party to the Offense of Arson - Disregard for Human Life
He was held in Police custody overnight and attended Bail Court today, April 21, 2021 to answer to the charges. He has since been remanded into custody and will appear in Video Remand on April 22, 2021.
The 37 year old man who was able to escape the fire is in stable condition as he continues to recover from the incident.
This is an ongoing investigation and we are actively seeking information in relation to additional individuals who are believed to be involved in this incident.
If you have any information related to the identities of other individuals who were involved or if you have video footage of the fire, we ask that you please contact us at 705-675-9171.
On April 16, 2021, the 33 year old woman who had sustained critical injuries during the fire was pronounced deceased at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto after being airlifted there on April 11, 2021 due to the severity of her injuries.
Her name will not be released out of respect for her family’s wishes. Our deepest condolences go out to her family and friends and all those impacted by this tragic event.
A post mortem will be conducted through Coroner’s Office today, April 19, 2021 in order to assist in determining the cause of death.
Detectives from our Criminal Investigation Division continue to work in collaboration with the Coroner’s Office and the Ontario Fire Marshall’s Office in relation to this incident. The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call us at 705-675-9171 or Crime Stoppers at 705-222-8477.
Shortly after 5:00 a.m. on Sunday, April 11, 2021, we received a call from City of Greater Fire Services as Firefighters were on scene of a structural fire at a residential building on Bruce Avenue in Greater Sudbury.
Through the investigation, it has been determined that there were four individuals inside of the unit where the fire originated. One of the individuals, a 37 year old man was able to escape by jumping from a second story window. Unfortunately a 26 year old woman was pronounced deceased on scene and a 50 year old man was later pronounced deceased at the hospital. The fourth individual, a 33 year old woman sustained critical injuries. Both the 37 year old man and the 33 year old woman were transported to hospital by City of Greater Sudbury Paramedic Services where they remain in critical condition.
Our deepest condolences go out to the families and friends of those impacted by this tragic event. The names of the individuals will not be released out of respect for their families’ wishes and we ask that you respect their privacy during this very difficult and emotional time.
None of the other residents in the building at the time of the fire sustained any injuries, however a number of residents were displaced due to the fire. The Red Cross is assisting those residents with accommodations until they are able to return home.
Detectives from our Criminal Investigation Division are working in collaboration with the Coroner’s Office and the Ontario Fire Marshall’s Office in relation to this incident. The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Police at 705-675-9171 or Crime Stoppers at 705-222-TIPS, online at www.sudburycrimestoppers.com