OPP Investigating Homicide in Trent Hills

FROM/DE: Northumberland Detachment                    DATE:  May 7, 2019

(MUNICIPALITY OF TRENT HILL, ON) – On Monday May 6, 2019 at approximately 7:20 p.m., officers from the Northumberland Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to an address on Centennial Lane north of Campbellford in the Municipality of Trent Hills, for a report of an injured male from an alleged assault.

Officers arrived on scene and found evidence of a person who had been seriously injured. Northumberland OPP officers with the assistance of the OPP Central Region Emergency Response Team (ERT), Canine Unit and Aviation Unit conducted an extensive search of the area for the victim.

Stephen Murray KELLY (age 62) of Selwyn Township has been arrested and charged with First Degree Murder. He is being held in custody for a bail hearing on May 7, 2019 at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cobourg.

This investigation is ongoing by members of the OPP Northumberland Major Crime Unit, with the assistance of the OPP Forensic Identification Unit under the direction of Detective Inspector Brad Robson of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch.

The search remains ongoing for the victim.

Additional information will be released once it becomes available.

Police are asking anyone with information regarding this crime to contact the Northumberland OPP at 1-888-310-1122.  Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may contact the Peterborough/Northumberland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). You can also submit information online at www.stopcrimehere.ca.  Being anonymous, you will not be required to testify in court and information you provide may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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