Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service Media Release

(Cornwall Island, Ontario) - On November 30th, 2014 at approximately 1:50 p.m., the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service was dispatched to a residence on Cornwall Island, Ontario. Upon arrival, police discovered a deceased male.

Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service investigators, with the assistance of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Forensic Identification Services Unit and Criminal Investigation Branch determined that foul play was involved in the death of David “Tawit” Benson Hopps, aged 61 years, of Cornwall Island, Ontario. A post mortem examination has been scheduled for today, December 1, 2014 in Ottawa.

Today, as a result of the investigation, Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service officers arrested Rachel Bertha FENN, aged 39 years, of Summerstown, Ontario and Christopher Philip BALDWIN, aged 31 years, of Westport, Ontario. Both subjects appeared in Ontario Court of Justice, Cornwall, Ontario today and have been remanded until December 5th, 2014. They have been charged with Second Degree Murder.

If anyone has information about this crime, they are asked to contact the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service at 613-575-2340.