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News Release

Update to Investigation in Toronto: Woman has died

Case Number: 17-TCD-001

Mississauga, ON (6 January, 2017) ---
A 60-year-old woman – who suffered life-threatening injuries during an incident on January 2, 2017 – has died.

The Special Investigations Unit is continuing to examine the circumstances surrounding the incident, which happened around 4:45 a.m. at a residence on St. Clarens Avenue in Toronto.

The SIU is not releasing the name of the woman, in accordance with our name release policy, which requires consent from the next of kin.

Five investigators and one forensic investigator have been assigned to investigate this incident.

The SIU is appealing for witnesses who may have information about this incident to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529.   The Unit is also urging anyone who may have any video related to this incident to upload that video through the SIU Web site.  

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, 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