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News Release

SIU Investigating Death of Man in Clarksburg

Case Number: 19-PCD-021

Mississauga, ON (30 January, 2019) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 57-year-old man in Clarksburg.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 10 p.m. on January 29, 2019, OPP officers responded to a residence in the area of Clark Street and 10th Line for a domestic call. 
  • Upon arrival, officers secured the safety of an individual, and then set up a perimeter around the residence in which a man of interest was determined to be.
  • Multiple attempts were made to contact the man.
  • At approximately 4:30 a.m., officers entered the premises and found the man deceased.

Five investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to this investigation. 

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 independent civilian 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