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News Release

SIU Investigating Death of Woman in Toronto

Case Number: 18-TCD-150

Mississauga, ON (21 May, 2018) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the falling death of a woman yesterday in Toronto.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 5 p.m. on May 20, 2018, 911 received a call regarding a woman in distress. As a result, police, fire and paramedics attended an apartment building in the area of Steeles Avenue West and Yonge Street. 
  • While police waited to enter an apartment unit, a woman from the unit fell to the ground below. 
  • The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

Three investigators and one forensic investigator have been assigned to this incident. At this time, one subject officer and three witness officers have been designated.

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

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