The two residents involved in a sudden death investigation have been identified as 57-year-old Peter Karschewski and 62-year-old Diane Karschewski of the MacNicol Township. Post mortem examinations have been completed, but the results are not being made public.

On March 31 at approximately 2:40 p.m., members of the Kenora Detachment of the OPP responded to a report of a sudden death at a residence on Hawk Lake Road in Kenora. Neighbours called the OPP to investigate. Officers attended and confirmed that a 62-year-old female and a 57-year-old male were found dead.

Members of the OPP North West Region Crime Unit, the Regional Support Team and Forensic Identification Services, under the direction of Detective Inspector Darryl Sigouin of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch, are investigating the circumstances surrounding the deaths in conjunction with the Office of the Chief Coroner. Police say that there is no concern for public safety at this time.

Anyone with information regarding the investigation should immediately contact the Kenora OPP 1-888-310-1122 or 807-548-5534. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). 

For more information:
Couple’s death update
Couple’s death under investigation

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