News Release

SIU Investigating Death of Man in Owen Sound

Case Number: 22-OOD-252   

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Mississauga, ON (27 September, 2022) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 56-year-old man yesterday in Owen Sound.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 10 a.m. on September 26, 2022, Owen Sound Police Service officers arrested the man on warrants in the area of 4th Avenue East in Owen Sound.
  • The man was taken to the station before he was released later in the day. 
  • At about 4 p.m., paramedics were called for the man after he went into medical distress at Tim Hortons at 155 9th Street East. The man was taken to hospital where he was pronounced deceased at 4:43 p.m.
Two investigators and one forensic investigator have been assigned to the case. The post-mortem is scheduled for this afternoon.

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:

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