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In an OPP media release, during the search of a property near the village of Dornoch, officers located a dead body. Following a post mortem examination, the deceased has been identified as 20-year-old Nolan Panchyshyn of Southampton.

As a result of the police investigation, two men are facing criminal charges:

Forty-six-year old Dwayne Hammond of Chatsworth Township has been charged with:

Second degree murder, contrary to section 229 of the Criminal Code (CC)
Indignity to a dead body, contrary to section 182(2) of the CC
Possession of a weapon while prohibited, contrary to section 117.01(1) CC

Twenty-two-year old David Beattie of Chatsworth Township has been charged with:

Indignity to a dead body, contrary to section 182(2) of the Criminal Code (CC)
Fail to comply with probation, contrary to section 733.1(1) of the CC

The accused are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound on April 6 to answer to the charges. This case is subject to a court ordered publication ban.

This investigation is continuing and the South Bruce OPP is requesting anyone with information to call 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

The OPP would like remind the public that information of any kind, no matter how small, may assist in the investigation.


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