OPP have identified five family members, including four young children, who died earlier this month in a house fire on Oneida Nation of the Thames.
The remains of the victims were located late last week, removed from the scene, and were transported to the Office of the Chief Coroner and Ontario Forensic Pathology Service in Toronto for post mortem examinations.
On Thursday, the victims were identified as 3-month-old Kyias Antone (picture from GoFundMe), 3-year-old Kance Antone, 4-year-old Kenneth Antone, 7-year-old Keanu Antone, and 43-year-old Kurt Justin Antone.
Emergency officials were first called to the “fully engulfed” residence on the 1200 block of Townline Road around 11 a.m. on Wednesday, December 14th.
During a news conference the following day, Chief Randall Phillips of the Oneida Nation of the Thames lashed out at the federal government for rejecting his community’s plea for money to upgrade 50 houses.
Phillips said the two-storey home on the reser was old and “basically kindling” before it caught fire.
An online fundraising campaign for the Doxtator Antone family has raised over $31,000 as of Thursday.