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News Release

SIU Investigating Woman’s Death in Cambridge

Case Number: 18-OOD-309

Mississauga, ON (21 October, 2018) ---
SIU Investigating Woman’s Death in Cambridge
  
Mississauga, ON (October 21, 2018) --- The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 41-year-old woman today in Cambridge.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 3:45 a.m. on October 21, 2018, Waterloo Regional Police officers responded to a medical assistance call at a motel on Hespeler Road.
  • Upon arrival, officers commenced CPR on the woman and administered naloxone to her.
  • Emergency Medical Services arrived shortly thereafter.
  • The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

At this time, two investigators and one forensic investigator 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