OPP Make An Arrest In Homicide Investigation
Date: Wed Aug 22 03:59:25 MST 2018
On February 26, 2018, a post mortem examination was concluded by the Office of the Chief Coroner-Ontario Forensic Pathology Service (OCC-OFPS) in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. As a result, investigators had classified the death of Joseph TOPPING, as a homicide.
The East Algoma OPP Crime Unit continued their investigation under the direction of OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) Detective Inspector Mark Zulinski and Detective Inspector Matt Watson. On August 20, 2018, police arrested a male in relation to this case.
Brad Fabian SOUTHWIND, 23 years-old, of Elliot Lake, Ontario was charged with:
First Degree Murder, contrary to section 235(1) of the Criminal Code.
The accused appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice Bail Court in Blind River, Ontario on August 21, 2018.