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News Release

SIU Investigates Falling Death in Quinte West

Case Number: 13-PCD-144

Mississauga (25 June, 2013) ---
Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the falling death of a 38-year-old Belleville man in Quinte West this afternoon.

Preliminary information indicates the following:
•At approximately 3:45 p.m. on June 25, 2013, the Ontario Provincial Police received information that a male was going to jump off an overpass onto Highway 401;
•Officers located the male at the Glen Miller overpass;
•A short time later the man fell from the overpass. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

The SIU has assigned three investigators and two forensic investigators to the investigation.  Anyone who may have witnessed this incident is asked to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529 extension 2038 or 416-622-2038.

The SIU is an arm’s length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault. Under the Police Services Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether an officer has committed a criminal offence  in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, lay a criminal charge against the officer if appropriate or close the file without any charges being laid
  • report the results of any investigations to the Attorney General. 

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