Dryden OPP investigate suspicious death

(DRYDEN, ON) – Two individuals are facing charges following a suspicious death at a residence on Dingwall Parkway in the City of Dryden.

On March 16, 2022, members of the Dryden Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to Dingwall Parkway where a person was in medical distress. When officers arrived, an unconscious person was being treated by members of the Northwest Emergency Medical Services (EMS). The individual was transported to hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The deceased has been identified as Kara-Lynn Pushie, age 30 of Dryden.

A post-mortem was conducted on March 17, 2022 in Kenora to help determine the cause of death. Results are not being released at this time. Investigators believe there are no concerns for public safety at this time.

As a result of this investigation an arrest warrant has been issued for Nashawn Trevel BEALS, age 19 of Toronto, on a number of drug and firearms offenses. If you see BEALS do not approach, please call 911 immediately.

A 34 year old Dryden man has also been charged with: Possession of a Scheduled 1 Substance – Methamphetamine; Possession of a Scheduled 1 Substance – Cocaine; Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Fentanyl; Fail to comply with a Probation Order; Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm; Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose; Careless Storage of a Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited Device or Ammunition; Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance for the purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine; Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition contrary to a Prohibition Order

The accused was held in custody.

An investigation is ongoing, involving the Dryden OPP, OPP Forensic Identification Services (FIS) and North West Region Crime Unit, under the direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) and in conjunction with the Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario.

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