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Eganville community in mourning following death of 48-year-old woman

Shortly after 9 p.m. on Jan. 25, Ontario Provincial Police officers in Renfrew County responded to a 9-1-1 call at a residence in the Township of Bonnechere Valley where one person was found dead. 
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The community of Eganville is still in shock one week after the death of 48-year-old Lisa Sharpe. 

Shortly after 9 p.m. on Jan. 25, Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers in Renfrew County responded to a 9-1-1 call at a residence in the Township of Bonnechere Valley where one person was found dead. 

Police sought a warrant for the arrest of 18-year-old Trey Gagnon of Laurentian Valley Township for second-degree murder.

Gagnon has been located, arrested and has been charged. 

The victim, Lisa Sharpe, was the suspect's mother. 

"Not only does something like this impact one family, it impacts many families and a whole community," said Erin Lee, with the Lanark County Interval House on The Sam Laprade Show on Feb. 2. "Renfrew County is still in a healing phase from murders that have taken place in their community and our thoughts and prayers are with the people in Eganville as they deal with this tragedy."

Lee said she understands the sensitivity behind the case, a mother being killed by her son who suffers from mental health issues. 

But it's still a case of femicide, she added. 

"Mental health and trauma are realities in many people's lives, whether they be victims or alleged perpetrators of violence," she added. "I do believe that the systemic change, the outreach and risk assessment are really important factors in looking how we work together to end violence."

Listen to the full interview with Erin Lee below: 

 

 





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Anil Jhalli is CityNews Ottawa's digital editor
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