Police in Dryden are hoping that a $50,000 reward will help to catch Henry Stone-Arnold’s killer.
On the one-year anniversary of Stone-Arnold’s last known sighting, the Dryden OPP hosted a media conference to bring the active murder investigation back into the public’s light.
“We believe that someone in or from this community has the information that we need to bring this case to a successful resolution for Henry’s family. Help us catch Henry’s killer,” said Detective Inspector Randy Heida of the OPP’s Criminal Investigation Bureau.
The 28-year-old Dryden resident was reported missing on August 10, 2018, after being seen at the Husky Gas Bar on August 8 in Dryden. His white, 4-door Dodge Ram was found a day later.
After an extensive search, Stone-Arnold’s remains were found on private property on August 17, 1 kilometre away from the site of his abandoned vehicle, in the area of Trist Road in the Van Horne Township. The OPP couldn’t say why Stone-Arnold may have been in the area before his death.
Police add that the body was “intentionally damaged after death,” but were not at liberty to disclose the extent of the damage or the possible motive behind the act. However, the currently unknown culprit will also face Indignity to Human Remains charges – as well as homicide. The OPP were not able to confirm if there were any suspects in the active investigation.
“We hope that people will do the right thing. Henry Stone-Arnold was a part of this community. He has a family here in Dryden, and they miss him dearly,” said Chief Superintendent and Commander of the OPP’s North West Region, Dave Lucas.
“We need to work together to conclude this investigation. Police cannot always solve these crimes on our own. Community safety and well-being are everyone’s responsibility. Our goal is to find out what happened, to locate the person or persons responsible for his death, and bring them to justice.”
The OPP add that they have been working with the Dryden Police Service throughout the investigation. Between the two forces, over 100 interviews have been conducted in relation to the crimes, and over 100 evidence exhibits have been collected.
“No one has the right to do what was done to Henry. I urge anyone with any information to speak to us, to call the tips line or Crime Stoppers. No piece of information is insignificant. Do it for Henry. Do it for his family. Do it for his and your community of Dryden. Help us catch Henry’s killers,” added Heida.
On August 2, 2018 – only 6 days before Stone-Arnold was last seen – he was involved in a small methamphetamine bust in Sioux Lookout, and was facing drug possession charges at the time of his disappearance. Police couldn’t say if the charges played a part in the death.
If you have any information about the homicide, please contact the dedicated 24-hour TIP LINE # 1-844-677-5040. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-22-8477 (TIPS).
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