OPP determine sudden death a murder

BECKWITH TOWNSHIP – Police have determined a Sept. 24 ‘sudden death’ is suspected to be murder.

“The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has now confirmed the death of a Beckwith Township resident is a murder,” OPP media relations officer Const. Bill Dickson released in a statement Sept. 25.

On Sept. 24, shortly before 10:30 a.m., Lanark County OPP responded to a 911 call from a residence in Scotch Corners, west of Carleton Place. Officers located the body of Gregory Slewidge, age 39 of Beckwith Township.

“A post-mortem examination, conducted in Ottawa on Sept. 25, determined the death was the result of homicide,” Dickson said. “The investigation by the Lanark OPP Crime Unit, under the direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch, continues.”

Anyone with information on this investigation is asked to contact the Lanark County OPP 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.