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News Release

SIU Continues Investigation into Toronto High Rise Death

Case Number: 07-TCD-254

TORONTO (24 December, 2007) --- The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is continuing its investigation into the death of a 47-year-old Toronto man on December 22, 2007.

At 10:33 a.m. the Toronto Police Service (TPS) was called to Vanderbrent Cr. in regards to a man damaging property. The man fled the area on foot prior to the police arriving. Officers determined that the man had gone to a 16th floor apartment on Redgrave Dr. The Emergency Task Force (ETF) responded to the building to assist the officers that were already there. The police were unable to contact the man. At 12:52 p.m. ETF officers entered the apartment. Around the same time the body of a man was located on the ground outside of the building.

The SIU has assigned two field investigators and two forensic identification technicians to probe the circumstances surrounding this occurrence.

The SIU is asking that anyone who witnessed this incident to contact them at 416-622-0748 or 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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SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342