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Boxing Day fire in Tottenham declared a homicide investigation

January 12, 2023   ·   0 Comments

By Brian Lockhart

An incident that resulted in the deaths of three people in Tottenham on Boxing Day is now being investigated as a homicide by the Nottawasaga Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police.

Police were called to the Pyne Hills Court residence shortly after 5:30 p.m. on Boxing Day and were requested to do a well-being check. Pyne Hills Court is located just north of the 2nd Line of New Tecumseth off Tottenham Road.

Upon arriving, police found a fire at the house and requested the assistance of fire and paramedic services.

Two people were found dead inside the residence and one other person was transported to the hospital and later pronounced deceased.

Police have confirmed that the cause of death was not the fire but have not provided further details as to what caused the deaths of the three people.

The three deceased have been identified as Adrienne Nesich, 48, Christopher Nesich, 45, and nine-year-old Matteo Nesich.

Police say the deaths of Adrienne and Matteo have been confirmed as homicides. Investigators say there is not threat to the public and this is considered an isolated incident.

The investigation is being completed by the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch in collaboration with the Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario and the Office of the Fire Marshal.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the Nottawasaga OPP or Crime Stoppers, anonymously, at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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