(TWEED, ON) – The Central Hastings Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have laid a charge in relation to the death investigation that commenced on August 12, 2017 at a residence on Kinlin Road. The victim has been identified as 53-year-old Dartt MacPherson who is a resident of Tweed.

The OPP has charged 36-year-old Samuel KOCH of Tweed with first-degree murder, contrary to section 235(1) of the Criminal Code of Canada. He is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Belleville on September 7, 2017.

The Central Hastings OPP Crime Unit, under the direction of Detective Inspector Jim Gorry of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB), is continuing the investigation.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Central Hastings OPP at (613) 473-4234 or your nearest police authority. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.