A third youth who cannot be named under Canada’s Youth Criminal Justice Act is facing charges of first-degree murder related to the death of Henry Stone-Arnold in 2018.
Stone-Arnold of Dryden was reported missing on August 10, 2018, and was last seen alive at the Husky Gas Bar on August 8. His white Dodge Ram was found abandoned at a local business the following day.
After an extensive search of the area, Stone-Arnold’s remains were found on private property off of Trist Road on August 17, about 1 kilometre away from his vehicle. Police noted his remains had been ‘intentionally damaged’ and foul play was heavily suspected.
Despite a $50,000 reward for any information, no charges were laid for over four years.
But in June of 2022, three youths who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act were charged in relation to the death.
Two youths were charged with First Degree Murder and Committing Indignity to a Body. The third youth faced charges of Obstructing Justice, Uttering Threats and Accessory After the Fact (murder).
Now, on November 24, 2022, the OPP has charged the third youth with First Degree Murder as well.
The OPP say the three accused and Stone-Arnold were known to each other but did not disclose the details of their relationship. Notably, Stone-Arnold was involved in a small methamphetamine bust in the Sioux Lookout area eight days before he was reported missing.
The OPP say their investigation is ongoing. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122, through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or online at www.ontariocrimestoppers.ca.
Other cold cases in the area include Richard Roach who was killed in Sioux Narrows in February of 2015, Susan Assin who was found murdered in 1974, and Kenora’s ‘Millie’ Jane Doe of 2009, an unidentified body found by a hiker in a small tent near Rapids Road.