OPP Pembroke Police Press Releases WFP

Man Slaughtered – Two Arrested

(PEMBROKE, ON) – The Upper Ottawa Valley (UOV) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has laid charges in connection with the death of a 27-year-old male from the Pembroke area.

On July 23, 2023, members of the UOV OPP responded to assist Renfrew County Paramedics at a residence on Pembroke Street East in the City of Pembroke. Officers located Chance TURCOTT deceased at the location.

Following an extensive investigation, under the direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB), and in collaboration with the Office of the Chief Coroner and the Ontario Forensic Pathology Services, two people have been arrested.

Donald Wesley SULLIVAN, age 35 of Pembroke, was arrested March 19, 2024, and Taylor HEIN, age 37 of Ottawa, was arrested April 3, 2024. Both have been charged with the following Criminal Code (CC) and Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) offences:

  • Manslaughter – Section 236 (b) CC
  • Trafficking in a schedule I substance – fentanyl – Section 5(1) CDSA

The accused persons remain in custody following bail hearings on April 4, 2024, at the Ontario Court of Justice in the City of Pembroke. SULLIVAN is scheduled to appear again on April 9, 2024. HEIN is scheduled to make another appearance on April 18, 2024.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP at 613-732-3332 or Pembroke/Renfrew County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or at