Norfolk man faces charges in death of Simcoe teen: OPP | The Canadian News

Another person is facing charges in connection with the death of a Norfolk County teen last summer, according to Ontario Provincial Police.

The arrest is tied to the death of Rachel Cook of Simcoe, 17, who passed away in a Hamilton hospital on Aug. 27, 2021.

Police and paramedics encountered the ailing Cook at a residence on Patterson Street in Simcoe late summer.

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“A male was initially charged with a drug-related offense in this matter,” acting Sgt. Ed Sanchuk said in a social media post.

“As a result of investigation, the OPP has now made additional charges.”

A 41-year-old man from Norfolk is facing the new charges: manslaughter and criminal negligence causing death.

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Previously, a 41-year-old Simcoe man was charged with trafficking a quantity of fentanyl in connection with the investigation into Cook’s death.

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