Police investigate the death of 17-year-old Lynnora Mikenak in Mishkeegogamang First Nation as a homicide

The 2021 Ontario Homicide Victim List is available here.

Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service responded to the report of an assault at a Henry Street residence shortly after 7:00am on May 1st.

Police and paramedics located the victim, 17-year-old Lynnora Mikenak also known as Lynorra Lawson suffering from serious injuries. Mikenak was air-lifted to hospital with life-threatening injuries. Police arrested 32-year-old Jerry Fox of Mishkeegogamang and charged him with aggravated assault.

OPP announced the Lynnora Mikenak died from her injuries on May 8th, and Fox remains in custody and additional charges are pending, as the OPP says their investigation is now considered a homicide.

Fox has now been charged with second-degree murder.  

Anyone with any information related to the incident is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).