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News Release

SIU Investigating Death in Toronto

Case Number: 16-TOD-001

Mississauga (1 January, 2016) ---
Investigators from the province’s Special Investigations Unit are probing the circumstances surrounding the death of a 32-year-old man in Toronto this morning.

Preliminary information indicates the following:
  • About 2:00 a.m., Toronto Police started receiving phone calls from inside a house on Scarlett Road just south of Lawrence Avenue.  The calls were for a possible intruder in the home.
  • Officers attended and determined that no one had broken into the residence.
  • Over the course of the morning, officers attended the scene more than once for similar reports.
  • Around 11:00 a.m., a 32-year-old man was found inside the home.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.  

Three investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to investigate this incident.  

Anyone who may have information regarding this case is asked to contact the Unit at 1-800-787-8529 Ext. 2150.

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, jason.gennaro@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-641-1897 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 1897