Update: Suspect in custody – OPP issue public safety notice regarding second-degree murder suspect

Trey Gagnon, 18. Photo via OPP.

Update (Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023, at 2 p.m.):
According to the Killaloe Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Trey Gagnon, 18, is now in custody.

The OPP said that Gagnon, who was wanted for second-degree murder in connection with a homicide that occurred on the night of Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, had been located and arrested at approximately 1:35 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 2023.

“There is no further risk to public safety,” the OPP said in a press release.

Original article:
The Killaloe Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Renfrew County Crime Unit are currently investigating a homicide and warning members of the public of a safety risk posed by the suspect.

According to police, just before 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, officers responded to a 911 call at a residence in the Township of Bonnechere Valley. Upon arrival, one person was located deceased.

Police are now looking for 18-year-old Trey Normand Gagnon of Laurentian Valley Township. Gagnon is wanted for second-degree murder, the OPP said in a press release on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023.

Gagnon may be operating a 2022 black four-door Honda Civic with the licence plat CHTE 185, police said. He is described as standing 5’10” (178 cm) tall and weighing 160 lbs (72 kg) with light brown hair and blue eyes.

“If this person or vehicle is seen, members the public are advised to call 911 immediately. Do not approach this individual,” the OPP stated.

The investigation by the OPP Renfrew County Crime Unit, under the direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch, is ongoing with the assistance of the OPP Forensic Identification Unit, and is being conducted in conjunction with the Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario and the Ontario Forensic Pathology Services, according to the OPP.

Anyone with information on this investigation is asked to contact the Killaloe OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222- 8477 (TIPS), where they may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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