Joint police operation results in murder charge

                       

As a result of a missing person report from December 20, 2017, the Saugeen Shores Police Service and the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) West Region Crime Unit, under the direction of Detective Inspector Paula Milne of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) have laid additional charges.

Officers located the deceased body of Nolan PANCHYSHYN, 20-years-old, during the search of a property near the village of Dornoch. 

David BEATTIE, 22-years-old, of Chatsworth Township was initially 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.

As a result of the ongoing investigation, BEATTIE was arrested on October 22, 2018 and additionally charged with Second degree murder, contrary to section 229 of the Criminal Code (CC).

The accused is scheduled to appear by video at the Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound on November 6, 2018. 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. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at www.cstip.ca, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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