Sault Woman found dead in area of Fenelon Falls

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CITY OF KAWARTHA LAKES – Members of the City of Kawartha Lakes Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have arrested an individual in connection with what is now determined to be a homicide in the area of Fenelon Falls.

On the morning of July 11, 2021, officers responded to a call for assistance after a body was recovered from Sturgeon Lake. A post-mortem examination was conducted at the Centre of Forensic Sciences in Toronto.

The deceased has been identified as 65-year-old Shirley Hatley of Sault Ste Marie, Ont. Investigators have arrested and charged Norman May, 56 years of age of Bruce Mines, Ont., with second degree murder.

The accused remains in custody after a bail hearing before the Ontario Court of Justice in Lindsay on July 12, 2021. The investigation continues under the direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB).

Anyone with information is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. You can also contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit your information online.