Murder charge laid after man killed near Orillia: police

The side of an OPP vehicle is seen in this file image. Ryan Rocca/Global News File

A murder charge has been laid after a man was killed near Orillia, provincial police say.

Ontario Provincial Police said officers were called to a home on County Road 169 in Ramara, Ont., shortly before 1 p.m. on Saturday.

Ramara resident Fabian Crawford, 48, was found dead.

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Police said the suspect was located a short distance away and was arrested.

Orillia resident Christopher Scully, 54, has been charged with second-degree murder.

“The investigation is in its early stages and no further details can be released at this time. Residents of the area should expect to see a large police presence,” OPP said.

“There is no threat to public safety.”

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Anyone with information on the case was asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers anonymously.

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