Marthaville Habitat remains closed as OPP investigate murder

The body of Andrew Chute, 45, of Sarnia was found at the Marthaville Habitat April 24.

Marthaville Road in Enniskillen Township is now open as Lambton OPP continue to investigate the murder of a Sarnia man.

45 year-old Andrew Chute’s body was found at the popular walking trail between Churchill Line and Lasalle Road early Thursday morning.

Police blocked off the roadway until Sunday. Thursday morning over a half dozen police vehicles lined the road outside the habitat. Pylons were on the roadway and officers combed the ditches and park, telling neighbours they would be investigating in the area for some time.

By Friday, police released Chute’s name, that they believe he was murdered and that it was a “targeted” killing.

Andrew Chute

Chute is a mechanic/welder with International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers, according to his social media profile.

Police haven’t released a motive for the attack which led to the man’s death.

Sunday, Marthaville Road reopened however the entrance to the Marthaville Habitat, which is owned by the St. Clair Region Conservation Authority, was blocked by two road closure signs. It’s unclear how long the trail will be closed to the public.