Suspect charged in connection to Orillia homicide

A 19-year-old suspect from Severn Township has been charged in connection to a homicide investigation in Orillia.

While few details have been released, the unidentified suspect was arrested on Sunday (Nov. 22).

According to the OPP, a resident located a man with serious injuries on Coldwater Road, near Emily Street, shortly before 8:30 p.m. on Thursday (Nov. 19).

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

The man was later identified as 34-year-old Derek Simmerson of Orillia.

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

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