Father and son charged with manslaughter a month after man’s remains found


COBALT, Ont. — A father and son have been charged with manslaughter in the death of a man whose remains were found last month in northeastern Ontario.

Police say the pair — 50-year-old Donald Allan Ash and 28-year-old Donald Kenneth Ash of Cobalt, Ont. — were arrested Tuesday.

Both are also charged with indignity to a dead body, criminal negligence causing death and trafficking in opioids.

The son is further charged with two counts of failing to comply with probation.

Police were notified in mid-April that human remains had been found in Coleman Township, southeast of Cobalt.

An autopsy later identified the remains as those of 21-year-old Nicholas Rivard of Haileybury, Ont.


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