On January 22, 2019, shortly before 5:00 a.m., West Parry Sound OPP responded to a fatal fire at a residence in Whitestone, Ontario.
The Whitestone Fire Department and the Magnetawan Fire Department attended the house fire at a residence in Whitestone, Ontario. The residence was fully engulfed in flames and during the process of fighting the fire, a single body has been recovered.
Members of the West Parry Sound OPP Detachment, West Parry Sound Crime Unit and OPP Forensic Identification Services are working with The Ontario Coroner’s Office and The Office of the Ontario Fire Marshal on the investigation.
The identity of the deceased has not been confirmed. A follow up media release will be issued once new information is known.