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News Release

SIU Investigating Death of Man at Tews Falls in Hamilton

Case Number: 18-OOD-284

Mississauga, ON (22 September, 2018) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 28-year-old man in Hamilton.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • Early in the day on September 21, 2018, the 28-year-old man was involved with Guelph Police Service (GPS) officers.
  • In the late evening hours of the day, an individual notified GPS that the man was going to harm himself.
  • Determining that the man was at Tews Falls, GPS officers went there and located his truck, but they did not see the man.
  • With the assistance of Hamilton Police Service officers, a search for the man was commenced, but had to be called off because it was getting too dark.
  • Today in the morning, the man was located, deceased, at the bottom of the escarpment.

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 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, monica.hudon@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342