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News Release

SIU Investigation Started in Death of Bancroft-area Man

Case Number: 16-PCD-105

Mississauga, ON (26 April, 2016) ---
The death of a 26-year-old man in Bancroft is the subject of an investigation by the province’s Special Investigations Unit.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • On April 25, 2016, the Ontario Provincial Police received reports of an assault and threatening behavior. 
  • Around 7:30 p.m., officers attended – but did not enter – a residence near Highway 28 and Egan Chutes Provincial Park.  The OPP Tactics and Rescue Unit was present.
  • Shortly after 10:00 p.m., officers entered the residence and found the body of a 26-year-old man.   
The SIU has designated one subject officer and 13 witness officers as part of this investigation.

Four investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to this incident.

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

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. 

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