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News Release

SIU Investigating Death of Woman in Welland

Case Number: 18-OOD-161

Mississauga, ON (1 June, 2018) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 21-year-old woman this morning in Welland.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • Shortly after 1 a.m. on June 1, 2018, 911 received a call regarding a single vehicle collision in the area of Quaker Road and Rice Road.
  • When police officers with the Niagara Regional Police Service arrived at the scene, the person involved in the collision went to the ground face down. When officers approached her, they noticed she was bleeding profusely.
  • Emergency Medical Services transported her to hospital where she was pronounced dead.

At this time, three investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to this incident. 

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 a civilian agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or an allegation 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 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