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News Release

SIU Investigating Woman’s Death in Gananoque

Case Number: 19-OOD-113

Mississauga, ON (30 May, 2019) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 63-year-old woman in Gananoque last week.
Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 1 p.m. on May 24, 2019, a 63-year-old woman attended the Gananoque Police Service station to report an incident. 
  • While the woman was in the interview room, she collapsed. As she went vital signs absent, CPR was commenced with the assistance of fire and EMS personnel.
  • The woman died en route to hospital.

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