Father intentionally drove car into lake, killing his children: Timmins police


TIMMINS, Ont. — Police in Timmins, Ont., say a father intentionally drove a car carrying his two children into a lake last week, killing everyone in the vehicle.

Investigators say the case is being investigated as a homicide.

Police say the father and two children died after the vehicle sank in Little Pearl Lake last Friday.

Investigators identified them as seven-year-old Isabella Ottoson, 11-year-old Simon Ottoson and their father, 42-year-old Julien Ottoson.

Police say the car and three bodies were recovered from the water on Saturday.

The force says its investigation continues.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 12, 2021.