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SIU probing death of man in Oro-Medonte Township

Police went to man's residence Friday night; man was discovered dead Saturday morning
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Monica Hudon, the SIU's communications co-ordinator, told Village Media "the family has asked that we not release the man's name. We are respecting their wishes. Providing a specific location of the man's residence could serve to identify him."

She also said the police service involved is the Orillia OPP. As to why the OPP did not arrest the man after speaking to him, she said the following: "Police did speak to the man at the home. The reason they attended and what occurred while they were there is part of the SIU's investigation."

Original SIU news release:
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 59-year-old man in Oro-Medonte Township, south of Orillia. Preliminary information suggests the following: On Friday, April 6, 2018, Ontario Provincial Police officers attended the man’s residence at approximately 9:30 p.m. as they had reasons to arrest him. The officers did not make an arrest, and left the residence shortly after.

The next morning, police were notified by a family member that the man had been found deceased in the residence. At this time, four investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to this incident. The post-mortem is scheduled for Monday in Toronto.

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.

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.