Special Investigations Unit involved after death of man in Dalrymple

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Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the Sept. 2 death of a 35-year-old man in Dalrymple.

According to the SIU, Ontario Provincial Police officers responded to a Dalrymple address shortly after noon on Sunday (Sept. 2) for a man in distress. Police located the man in a secluded area approximately one kilometre away.

The SIU has reported the man had no vital signs when police found him. First aid was reportedly provided and the man was taken to hospital.

At 4:25 p.m., the man was pronounced dead.

Two investigators and one forensic investigator have been assigned to this incident.

Anyone who may have information about this investigation is urged 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; and
  • report the results of any investigations to the Attorney General.