House fire deemed homicide claimed the lives of two victims, Anne Chuchmuch & Wilfred Pott

Thunder Bay Fire crews were called to a house fire on December 27th. Wilfred Pott 60, one of the victims was rushed to hospital where he died as a result of the fire. Anne Chuchmuch 50, who was thought to be the second victim, was pronounced dead at the scene. Although forensics still had to prove with DNA testing that the body was Chuchmuch.


Police said the C.F.S. lab sent confirmation of Chuchmuch’s identity on Friday January 15.  Police  have proceeded with charges against Benjamin Ronald Marki 40, who had been renting a room at the couple’s home on Brant Street in Thunder Bay.