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News Release

Update: SIU Releases Name of Man Found Dead in Hotel Room

Case Number: 16-OCD-124

Mississauga, ON (17 May, 2016) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 25-year-old man inside a Holiday Inn Express in Guelph.

In accordance with the SIU name release policy, the deceased man has been identified as Zachary Gallant of Guelph. 

The SIU is urging anyone with information related to this investigation 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. 

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