News Release

SIU Investigating Death of Man in North Bay

Case Number: 20-OCD-108

Mississauga, ON (10 May, 2020) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 60-year-old man this morning in North Bay.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • On the morning of May 10, 2020, the North Bay Police Service was made aware of a 60-year-old man who was in distress.
  • Shortly after 10:30 a.m., officers arrived at a residence in the area of Trout Lake Road and Feronia Road.
  • When officers entered the home, they located the man, deceased.

At this time, two investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to the case. The post-mortem is scheduled for tomorrow afternoon in Sudbury.

The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529. The Unit is also urging anyone who may have any video evidence related to this incident to upload that video through the SIU website.

The SIU is an independent government agency that investigates the conduct of officials (police officers as well as special constables with the Niagara Parks Commission and peace officers with the Legislative Protective Service) that may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault and/or the discharge of a firearm at a person. All investigations are conducted by SIU investigators who are civilians. Under the Special Investigations Unit Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether the official has committed a criminal offence in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, cause a criminal charge to be laid against the official where grounds exist for doing so, or close the file without any charges being laid
  • publicly report the results of its investigations

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Monica Hudon,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342