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Police seek witnesses in death investigation

Chris Marchand

Chris Marchand served as editor of the Dryden Observer from August 2009 to April 2018.

By Dryden Observer Staff

Police are looking for more information for the investigation of the death of a resident in a local establishment over the weekend.

A post mortem examination will be conducted in an effort to determine cause of death of 35-year old Travis Scott Herbert.

Dryden Police Service members responded to a request to assist Emergency Medical Services with an unresponsive male at the Patricia Inn on Highway 17 in Dryden at 12:34 a.m., Saturday. Upon arrival officers found an unresponsive male being given CPR by staff and patrons of the business and the officers assisted until ambulance personnel arrived.  Paramedics provided emergency care and transported the male to the Dryden Regional Health Centre, where Herbert was pronounced dead.

At the request of the Dryden Police Service, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) North West Region Crime Unit under the direction of Detective Inspector Randy Heida of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death.

The investigation is continuing.

Anyone who was at the Patricia Inn on the night of April 3, 2015 or the early hours of April 4, 2015 is asked to contact the Dryden Police Service at (807) 223-3281 or the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

As well, anyone with information in relation to this investigation is asked to contact one of the above numbers or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).


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