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News Release

SIU Continues Investigation in Burwash Area

Case Number: 09-PCD-097

Mississauga (10 June, 2009) --- The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is continuing its investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of a 65 year old Sudbury man in the Burwash Township area on April 30, 2009.

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) contacted the SIU yesterday at 3:20 p.m. The OPP reported that a call was received from a distraught man requesting police assistance. As a result officers were dispatched to the Department of National Defence training site on Highway 69 south of Sudbury. When officers arrived Wayne Robert Feick was found on the ground with a suspected gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene. A post mortem was scheduled for 1.00 p.m. today in Sudbury.

Four investigators and two forensic investigators from the SIU are probing the circumstances of this occurrence.

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. 

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