News Release

SIU Investigating Death of Woman, Serious Injury of Man in Burlington

Case Number: 23-OCD-261   

Mississauga, ON (8 July, 2023) ---
The Special Investigations Unit is investigating after a 29-year-old man and 24-year-old woman fell from a Burlington apartment balcony last night. The woman was pronounced deceased at the scene and the man is in hospital in critical condition.  

Based on preliminary information:

  • At about 10 p.m. on July 7, 2023, Halton Regional Police Service responded to an apartment on Ghent Avenue in relation to a 911 call about a gun. 
  • Officers knocked on the door of the unit and received no response. 
  • Another 911 call came in about a woman who fell onto a patio below. 
  • Officers responded and administered CPR on the woman while paramedics were called. 
  • The man fell from the balcony to the patio below. He was taken to hospital where he remains. 
  • The woman was pronounced deceased at the scene. 
Two subject officials and three witness officials have been designated at this time. The post-mortem is scheduled for tomorrow (July 9, 2023).

The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation, including video or photos, to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529 or online at:

If you or someone you know is an affected person in need of support, please call the Affected Persons Program General Referral Line at 1-877-641-1897 or click here for more information:

The SIU is an independent government agency that investigates the conduct of officials (police officers as well as special constables with the Niagara Parks Commission and peace officers with the Legislative Protective Service) that may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault and/or the discharge of a firearm at a person. All investigations are conducted by SIU investigators who are civilians. Under the Special Investigations Unit Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether the official has committed a criminal offence in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, cause a criminal charge to be laid against the official where grounds exist for doing so, or close the file without any charges being laid
  • publicly report the results of its investigations

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Kristy Denette,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES