STURGEON FALLS, ONTARIO – The West Nipissing Police Service has charged a 52- year-old Sturgeon Falls man with one count of first degree murder. Marc Pierre Gauthier made a brief court appearance late yesterday afternoon in North Bay and the case has been put over to November 28th 2017. He remains in custody.

The deceased has been identified as 39-year-old Tammy Avery, nee Lefebvre of Sturgeon Falls. The investigation to this point indicates that the accused and victim were in a relationship and lived together in the apartment where the incident occurred.

The investigation is ongoing. The West Nipissing Police Service extends its condolences to Tammy’s family and friends. We are also very appreciative of the assistance from Victim Services of Nipissing District who are working with us to support the family.

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