Arrest in Damian Sobieraj death investigation

(Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

BROCKVILLE – A city teenager has been arrested and charged in connection to the death of Damian Sobieraj last month.

The 15-year-old was arrested this morning (Tuesday) and will appear in Brockville bail court this afternoon on charges of manslaughter, criminal negligence causing death, obstructing police and assault.

The identity of the youth is protected under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Damian Sobieraj, 33, died Sept. 13, 2018 after police received a 911 call from Hardy Park from an unidentified male – presumably Sobieraj – saying he was in an altercation with a group of youths. The call was dropped shortly after.

Sobieraj’s body was recovered from the St. Lawrence River, close to the shoreline of Hardy Park.

The Brockville Police Service says four detectives have been assigned full-time to the case since that time and have kept the family updated on their progress.

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