Police Looking For Any Witnesses Or Anyone With Info In Stabbing Death Of Peterborough Man

UPDATED June 19th, from new police release today:

On Saturday, June 18th, the accused in the stabbing death of Rodney Hadwyn, James Burtch, was remanded, in custody, with his next appearance date being Monday, June 27th in Peterborough.
Police are looking for any witnesses to the event or anyone with information. They can contact Crime Stoppers or Detective Scott Rogers directly at 876-1122 ext 293.  


[UPDATED June 18th: Here's the Examiner's story on the charge and MyKawartha's reporting here.]


From a Special Peterborough Lakefield Community Police Service Media Release tonight...

On 17 June 11 at approximately 3:43 PM, Police received a call regarding a stabbing that occurred on the railway tracks near Jackson Avenue.  There had been an altercation between two males.  As a result, one male received a life threatening stab wound with a sharp instrument in his chest area.  The injured male was rushed to Peterborough Regional Health Centre and taken into emergency surgery where he succumbed to his injuries.  The deceased has been identified as Rodney Mathew HADWYN, 43 years from Peterborough. 

As a result of Police investigation, James Allan BURTCH, 27 years from Peterborough has been arrested and charged with 1st Degree Murder.  He is being held in custody and will be appearing in court, via video, on the 18th of June.


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