News Release

Update: SIU Investigation Ongoing into Death of Woman in Thunder Bay

Case Number: 23-OOD-536   

Mississauga, ON (6 January, 2024) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit continues to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of a 21-year-old woman at a residence in Thunder Bay on Saturday, December 30, 2023. 

The autopsy was conducted on January 4, 2024.  Police records, including communications recordings, have been received and are being reviewed. Witness interviews have been scheduled for the coming days.

In order to safeguard the integrity of the investigation, the information that can be released at this early stage of the SIU’s work is necessarily limited. The SIU will work expeditiously to conclude a thorough investigation in which the public can have confidence. 
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:

If you or someone you know is an affected person in need of support, please call the Affected Persons Program General Referral Line at 1-877-641-1897 or click here for more information:

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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Monica Hudon,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES