Six Nations woman’s death being investigated as homicide

SIX NATIONS — Six Nations Police are assisting the OPP in a homicide investigation after the body of a Six Nations woman was found in the Humber River in Toronto on Mar. 8.

The death of Ruth Ann Longboat, 56, is being treated as a homicide.

The Ontario Provincial Police are asking for the public’s help in providing information to assist with the investigation.

Toronto Police opened the homicide investigation after her body was discovered in the river south of Dundas Street West around 10 a.m. last Tuesday.

Six Nations Police issued a statement saying there will be an increased police presence on the territory in the coming days as Longboat’s death is investigated.

Six Nations Police were spotted at a home on Mohawk Road last week as part of the investigation. They’re asking if anyone has any security footage of the road between Third Line and Fourth Line for suspicious activity prior to Mar. 11, 2022.

Longboat’s death is Toronto’s 16th homicide of 2022.

A fundraiser is being held to help cover the costs of her funeral, with remaining funds being directed to her grandchildren.

Anyone with information is being asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Six Nations Police at 519-445-2811.

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