Muskoka To-DAILY

Bracebridge man, 67, faces first degree murder charge after woman dies at Wellington Street home Friday night

BRACEBRIDGE — A 67-year-old Bracebridge man is being held for a bail hearing Tuesday charged with first degree murder after a woman died at a home on Wellington Street Friday night.

The accused, wh appeared in a video remand Saturday morning before a Justice of the Peace in order to be detained, was not named by police.

Const. Sam Bigley, media relations officer at the Bracebridge OPP detachment told Saturday afternoon that due to a court-imposed publication ban imposed today by the JP, the OPP will not be able to provide any additional information regarding this investigation.

However, they did say initially, that police responded to a 911 call reporting a disruption at an address on Wellington Street, Bracebridge at 9:15 p.m. on May 26, 2017.

Bigley said police responded quickly and located a 64-year-old woman on the ground at the address.

Muskoka EMS responded, however lifesaving efforts were unsuccessful, she said a release Saturday afternoon.

A male was taken into custody immediately.

Police have charged a 67-year-old Bracebridge man with first degree murder and he has been remanded into custody.

Members of the Bracebridge OPP, along with the Muskoka Crime Unit, under the direction of Det. Staff Sargent Scherer from the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch, are investigating the death of the woman.

The accused will appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Bracebridge May 30 for a bail hearing.

Police closed Wellington Street between Santa’s Village Road and Smith Street for their investigation.

Police ask that anyone with information is asked to please call Bracebridge OPP at (888)310-1122 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. You can submit your information online at if you have any information on this crime or any other crime. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and you will remain anonymous. Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.


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