UPDATE: On the evening of Friday, Aug. 16, AMPS announced that an arrest had been made in relation to the homicide investigation of the death of Jeffert Allen Lazore-Arquette.
“The Akwesasne Mohawk Police, with assistance from U.S. authorities, have taken a suspect into custody in connection with the recent homicide in Kana:takon (St. Regis). An extradition order is being sought. Formal charges are forthcoming,” reads a statement on the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service Facebook page.
In a press release sent to media on Aug. 14, AMPS stated that no individuals were currently under arrest for the murder and that the investigation was still ongoing.
ST. REGIS (Kana:takon) – The Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service (AMPS) is currently investigating a homicide that occurred on Sunday, Aug. 11 in the district of Kana:takon (St. Regis).
The investigation ensued in the early morning when police and paramedic’s responded to a residence where a male victim was found with an unknown injury. The victim was identified as Jeffrey Allen Lazore-Arquette, 58, of Akwesasne.
Akwesasne Mohawk Ambulance transported the victim to CCH, at which point he was airlifted to Ottawa. The victim later succumbed to his injuries at the Ottawa Hospital.
AMPS and the Surete du Quebec Identification Unit are currently securing the scene of the investigation.
Investigators are encouraging anyone with information potentially relevant to the ongoing investigation to contact the AMPS or the local Crime Stoppers at 613-575-2255.