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News Release

SIU Investigates Death in Allenford

Case Number: 05-PCD-096

TORONTO (27 June, 2005) --- The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the death of a man on June 26, 2005 in Allenford.

The SIU was notified that at approximately 4:19 p.m., Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers from the Bruce Peninsula Detachment were called to a residence in Allenford regarding a distraught man. At approximately 10:59 p.m., officers entered the home and found a man suffering from a fatal gunshot wound. He is tentatively identified as 59-year-old Frank Kunkel.

Four investigators and two forensic identification technicians from the SIU are probing the nature and extent of police involvement in the man's death.

The SIU is appealing for anyone who has information regarding this incident to contact the Unit at 416-622-2293 or 1-800-787-8529, extension 2293.

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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SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342