Death in eastern Ontario ruled a murder, suspect charged

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The death of a 32-year-old man in eastern Ontario has been ruled a murder and a suspect has now been charged, provincial police say.

Ontario Provincial Police said officers and paramedics responded to a home on County Road 17 in the Township of Alfred-Plantagenet, which is east of Ottawa, near the Quebec border, before 8 p.m. on Feb. 22.

Timothy Provost was found dead in an apartment and officers initially deemed it a “suspicious death,” adding that there was “no imminent threat to public safety.”

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A post-mortem exam confirmed that a stabbing was his cause of death, police announced Monday.

On Sunday, a suspect was arrested at the Hawkesbury OPP detachment.

“The individual had been at the detachment to speak to investigators,” OPP spokesperson Bill Dickson said in an email.

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“During the course of the discussion, officers determined they had grounds to arrest the individual for murder.”

Thirty-year-old Mathew Brisebois from Alfred-Plantagenet has since been charged with second-degree murder.

An investigation is ongoing.

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