13-year-old boy accused of murder: rural town in shock

13-year-old boy accused of murder: rural town in shock
13-year-old boy accused of murder: rural town in shock

Ontario Provincial Police are continuing their murder investigation by collecting evidence at an abandoned Huron County school after a teenage girl was killed earlier this week.

An individual was arrested and his age is now known: he is a minor of 13 years old.

Police said the victim is also 13 years old and was confirmed dead Tuesday after being taken to hospital. The identity of the victim and the accused is protected by law.

The minor, who is accused of premeditated murder, appeared for the first time on Wednesday before the Goderich court.

He appeared again Friday morning via videoconference from the Sprucedale Juvenile Detention Center.

The teenager is due back in court on July 11.

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The abandoned Homesville Public School, where police are searching.

Photo : Radio-Canada / Alessio Donnini

Police officers have cordoned off Holmesville Public School, which has been closed since 2013, and the adjacent wooded area.

Authorities are asking residents to avoid the area.

Police were called by 911 late Tuesday afternoon to the street Cut Linebetween the Parr and Tipperary concessions.

Holmesville, population 900, is a quiet town in Huron County in southwestern Ontario.

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The town of Homesville is located 90 km north of London.

Photo : Radio-Canada / Alessio Donnini

Today, there is consternation, according to a resident who explains that her neighbors have been on alert for several days.

It’s hard, everyone feels the same waysays Karen Tyndall, whose property is just yards from the abandoned school.

ans does not suddenly act like this”,”text”:”The community is learning about the murder, but it is not yet known what happened, because a 13-year-old does not suddenly act like this”}}”>The community is still learning about the murder, but it is not yet known what happened, because a 13-year-old does not suddenly act like this.she continues.

Ms Tyndall added that the community must come together and ensure that such a tragedy does not happen again. We must do more for our childrenshe concluded.

According to information from CBC

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