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SIU Investigating Death of Woman in Zorra Township

Numéro du dossier: 18-PCD-227

Mississauga, ON (29 juillet 2018) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 39-year-old woman in Zorra, a township in Oxford County.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • On Friday, July 27, 2018, an Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer with the Oxford detachment contacted the woman to ask her to turn herself in with respect to an ongoing investigation.
  • As the woman had not turned herself in, an OPP officer went to her home at approximately 8:30 a.m. on July 29, 2018. There was no answer at the door, and the officer left.
  • Shortly after, individuals who knew the woman found her deceased inside the home.

At this time, three investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to this incident. The post-mortem is scheduled for tomorrow in London.

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.

L’UES est un organisme indépendant qui enquête sur des rapports d’incidents impliquant des policiers et qui ont causé la mort ou une blessure grave, ou qui comportent des allégations d’agression sexuelle. En vertu de la Loi sur les services policiers, le directeur de l’UES est tenu :

  • de déterminer si un policier a commis un acte criminel lié à l’incident faisant l’objet de l’enquête;
  • compte tenu des éléments de preuve, de déposer une accusation au criminel contre le policier, le cas échéant, ou de fermer le dossier sans déposer un chef d’accusation;
  • de faire rapport des résultats de toute enquête au procureur général.

Read this news release in English.

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