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OPP Identify Victim in Fatal Fire in Rideau Lakes

Rideau Lakes – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) continues to investigate a fatal house fire in Rideau Lakes Township.

On November 30, 2021, at approximately 9:15 p.m., members of the Leeds Detachment of the OPP and the Rideau Lakes Township Fire Department responded to the fire on 9th Concession Road.

One body was located in the home. A post-mortem was conducted on December 2, 2021, and the deceased has been identified as Samara Holmes, age 1.

The Leeds OPP Crime Unit is investigating, in conjunction with the Ontario Fire Marshal (OFM), the Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario (OCCO) and the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service (OFPS).

Any person with information regarding this incident should contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222- 8477 (TIPS), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.