Heeley Rae Balanga found dead in Mariposa Township fire. Her death has been declared a homicide

Kawartha Lakes Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the City of Kawartha Lakes Fire Department responded to a house fire on Aino Beach Road in Mariposa Township on May 29th at approximately 5:10am.

Heeley Rae Balanga, 35, was found deceased in the fire, and investigators are called her death a homicide. The cause of death has not been made public at this time.

Police have arrested 44 year old  Ross Ronald Dion from Little Britain, ON, and charged him with first-degree murder and arson in relation to the death of Balanga.