Police identify Orillia homicide victim

As a homicide investigation continues, police have identified the 34-year-old man that died in Orillia Thursday (Nov. 19) night.

According to the OPP, a resident located the man with serious injuries on Coldwater Road, near Emily Street, shortly before 8:30 p.m.

Officers and paramedics responded to find the man suffering from “serious trauma.”

He was taken to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The man has been identified as Derek Simmerson of Orillia.

“Police believe that no elevated public safety concerns exist at this time,” reads a media release.

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