Ontario Provincial Police News Portal OPP Media Release LANARK COUNTY -UPDATE #5- LANARK COUNTY OPP INVESTIGATING SUSPICIOUS DEATH-Male arrested and charged with 2nd Degree Murder 2016-12-18
(TOWN OF PERTH, ON) – The Lanark County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Crime Unit has been actively investigating the homicide of 45 year old James “Jake” Laverdure which occurred August 7, 2016 at Last Duel Park Campground in the Town of Perth.
As a result of the ongoing investigation a 22 year old man, Andrew KRAVCHENKO of Perth, was arrested on December 18, 2016 and is charged with one count of 2nd Degree Murder.
The accused will be held in custody pending the outcome of a bail hearing, which will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, December 19, 2016 at the Ontario Court of Justice in Perth Ontario.
The Lanark County OPP Crime Unit, supported by the East Region Forensic Identification Services Unit (FIS), and Regional Support Team (RST), under the direction of Detective Inspector Dan Nadeau of the Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) are continuing with the investigation.
If you have any further information related to this incident, please contact the Lanark County OPP Detachment during business hours at 613-267-2626