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News Release

SIU Appealing for Witnesses in Death of Man at a Toronto Apartment Building

Case Number: 16-TCD-224

Toronto, ON (28 August, 2016) ---
Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is appealing for witnesses as it examines the circumstances surrounding the death of a 68-year-old man at an apartment building in Toronto this morning.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • Around 7:25 a.m. today, Toronto Police received a 911 call about a man in distress in an apartment at 33 Rosehill Avenue.
  • Officers attended and entered the apartment.
  • A few moments later, officers discovered the body of a man on the ground outside the apartment building.     
Four investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to investigate this incident.

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

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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