On September 26, 2013 at approximately 12:15 am, Island Lake RCMP were advised that Wayne Bradford Wood (28) of St Theresa Point had been assaulted. RCMP report Wood was found seriously injured lying on a road in the Community.
Wood was transported to the Nursing station where he succumbed to his injuries.
RCMP investigated the incident and report the arrest of five (5) local youths who range between fifteen (15) and seventeen (17) years of age. All five youths have been charged with second degree murder and have been detained in Police Custody.
Woods is the sixteenth (16) Homicide investigated by the RCMP year to date.
In 2012, the RCMP investigated a total of nineteen (19) Homicides.
St Theresa Point is a remote Oji-cree First Nation with approximately 2,632 residents according to a 2006 census. The community is located approximately 468 kilometers Northeast of the City of Winnipeg.