Walpole dismemberment leads to more charges


Police have charged a seventh person in connection with the murder of a man and the discovery of human remains on Walpole Island.

The arrest took place March 10 in North York, according to the OPP and Walpole Island First Nation police.

A 21-year-old North York man faces first-degree murder charges.

A year ago, March 17, 2011, the remains of Oyebode Oyenuga were found on Walpole Island. He had been reported missing to the Windsor Police Service a month earlier.

The investigation continues under the direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch.

Any person with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the Lambton County OPP Crime Unit at 519-882-1011 or 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or submit a tip online at www.sarnialambtoncrimestoppers.org where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

Five people from outside of Chatham-Kent are also facing first-degree murder charges, while a 36-year-old Erieau man must answer to charges of trafficking a firearm, weapon or ammunition in connection with Oyenuga’s death.


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