CAF: No ‘foul play from an outside source’ suspected in death of Cadets

The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service have provided an update on their investigation into the deaths of four students at the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC).

The vehicle in which the four students were located in the waters off of Point Frederick at RMC in Kingston is lowered to the ground after being hoisted from the water on Friday, Apr. 29, 2022, the same day the four cadets and the vehicle were located in the early morning hours. Photo by Logan Cadue.

The four students – later identified as Cadets at RMC: Cadet Jack Hogarth, Cadet Andrei Honciu, Cadet Broden Murphy, Cadet Andrés Salek – were pulled from the cold waters off the Point Frederick peninsula at RMC on the morning of Friday, Apr. 29, 2022. RMC relayed the next day that the four cadets were “on the cusp of graduating.”

Today, Wednesday, May 4, 2022, the Canadian Forces National Investigation Services released a statement from the Canadian Forces Provost Marshal, which indicates that no foul play from an outside source is believed to have been involved in the incident.

“The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS) is, with the assistance of the local Military Police Detachment and Kingston Police, supporting an ongoing Ontario Coroner’s investigation into the deaths of four officer cadets at the Royal Military College of Canada,” the statement reads.

“At this time, there is no reason to believe there is any foul play from an outside source related to this incident. Coroners in Ontario investigate deaths that appear to be from unnatural causes or natural deaths that occur suddenly or unexpectedly.”

The CFNIS said they will not release any further information until the coroner report is complete, however, the Investigation Service relayed that anyone with information about the incident which may assist in their investigation is encouraged to contact them.

Those with information are asked to call the CFNIS duty line at 1-888-812-3647.

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