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News Release

SIU Investigating Death of a Man in Burlington

Case Number: 15-OCD-311

Mississauga (23 December, 2015) ---
The Special Investigations Unit is probing the circumstances surrounding the death of a ‎man outside an apartment building in Burlington.

Preliminary information reported by Halton Regional Police suggests the following:

  • Around 2:15pm, Police received a 911 call about an individual at 975 Warwick Court in Burlington.
  • Officers attended the building and entered a unit on the 9th floor. 
  • Shortly after, the body of a man was found on the ground outside the building.  He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The ‎Special Investigations Unit has assigned five investigators and two forensic investigators to this case.

The SIU is urging anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529 ext. 1873. 

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. 

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