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UPDATE: Police identify one-year-old girl killed in Rideau Lakes area fire

A post-mortem was conducted on Thursday.
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The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is identifying the deceased in a Rideau Lakes area house fire as one-year-old, Samara Holmes.

Members of the Leeds Detachment of the OPP and the Rideau Lakes Township Fire Department responded to the fire on 9th Concession Road on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, around 9:15 p.m.

One body was located in the home. A post-mortem was conducted on Thursday, December 2.

The Leeds OPP Crime Unit is investigating, in conjunction with the Ontario Fire Marshal (OFM), the Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario (OCCO) and the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service (OFPS). 

Any person with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122. Anonymous tips can be called into Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222- 8477 (TIPS).

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