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News Release

SIU Investigating Death of Man in Guelph/Eramosa Township

Case Number: 18-PCD-296

Mississauga, ON (4 October, 2018) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death yesterday of a 30-year-old man in Guelph/Eramosa Township.
Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 1 p.m. on October 3, 2018, 911 received a call regarding a man in distress. 
  • Once the Ontario Provincial Police Communications Centre was able to determine that the man had called from the area of Side Road 14, west of 2 Line East, officers were dispatched.
  • At approximately 2:45 p.m., officers located the man, deceased. 

Three investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to this incident. The post-mortem is today in Hamilton.

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