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News Release

SIU Investigating Falling Death of Woman in Barrie

Case Number: 20-OCD-065

Mississauga, ON (25 March, 2020) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 79-year-old woman today in Barrie.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 12:30 p.m. on March 25, 2020, Barrie Police Service officers attended an apartment building on Kozlov Street to check on the well-being of a woman.
  • Officers made their way to a unit on the 10th floor.
  • A short time later, the officers were made aware that a woman was lying on the ground outside of the building. 
  • She was pronounced dead at the scene.

At this time, two investigators and one forensic investigator have been assigned to the case.

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