68-year-old man charged with first degree murder in Wallaceburg

The 2023 Ontario Homicide Victim List is available here

Chatham-Kent, police responded to a medical emergency at a home on Elgin Street in Wallaceburg on October 28, 2023, at 1:44 a.m.

On arrival, the 64-year-old Wallaceburg man was found deceased with apparent injury. His name and cause of death has not been released.

On October 29, 2023, a 68-year-old Wallaceburg man was arrested and charged with first-degree murder. He is currently being held pending a bail hearing.

Police said the victim and accused are known to one another and at no time was there a concern for public safety.

As this is an ongoing investigation, no further details can be provided at this time. We encourage anyone with information related to this incident to come forward and contact Detective Cole Abbott at colea@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 x 80262.