No new details in OPP investigation of apparent murder-suicide

Elgin County OPP has still not explained the death of Tanya Wiebe and Kyle Savage, more than two months after the Central Elgin residents were found dead in Mr. Savage’s Roberts Line bungalow in an apparent murder-suicide.

“It is not lost on me that when a tragedy like this occurs the family, friends and community as a whole are left looking for answers,” said OPP Constable Brett Phair, Community Safety and Media Relations Officer. “Keeping the community and the families of the deceased informed in a timely manner is a priority of the OPP, but the accuracy of the information we provide and the integrity of investigations remains paramount.

“Every investigation is unique and the timeline which an investigation unfolds will vary based on a wide variety of factors,” he added. “An update will be provided when available.”

The OPP released the names of the deceased on Feb. 6 and referred to the incident as a “death investigation” however no other pertinent details about the incident or the police investigation have been disclosed since the bodies were discovered on Jan. 31.

The identities of the deceased and speculation about the causes of death have been circulating on mainstream and social media channels throughout the community.

Ms. Wiebe and Mr. Savage – both in their 30s – had apparently been dating for several months, according to CTV reports. A London Regional Cancer Program employee, Ms. Wiebe was an avid hockey mom with a son from a previous relationship. Mr. Savage worked at Ferguson Fancy Beans and bought the house where the bodies were found about 12 years ago.

Const. Phair said he shared Aylmer Express’ inquiry with the Elgin OPP investigative team, as well as the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB).

Joe Konecny, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Aylmer Express