News Release

SIU Investigates Death in Colborne

Case Number: 09-PCD-094

Mississauga (10 June, 2009) --- The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is investigating the circumstances of the death of a 20 year old man in Colborne.

The SIU was notified that on April 26, 2009, shortly after midnight, Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) went to a third floor apartment on King Street regarding a 9 1 1 call. The officers went into an apartment to speak to a male relevant to the call. The officers located Cody Wilkins of Colborne on the ground outside below the apartment window. Mr. Wilkins was taken to Northumberland Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The SIU has assigned three investigators and two forensic investigators to probe the circumstances of this occurrence.

At this time the SIU has designated five officers as witness officers and two officers as subject officers.

A post-mortem examination is scheduled today in Toronto.

The SIU is asking anyone who may have witnessed this incident to contact the SIU at
1-800-787-8529 extension #1806 or 416-622-1806.

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