News Release

SIU Investigating Death of Man in Peterborough

Case Number: 24-OOD-047   

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Mississauga, ON (1 February, 2024) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 46-year-old man in Peterborough last night.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 4:30 p.m. on January 31, 2024, Peterborough Police Service officers went to a residence in the area of County Road 35 and Regional Road 2 to arrest the man on a warrant in relation to a child pornography investigation. 
  • The man was found in medical distress in the basement.
  • Paramedics took the man to hospital where he was pronounced deceased.  
Two investigators and one forensic investigator have been assigned to the case. 

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: https://siu.on.ca/en/appeals.php

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: siu.on.ca/en/apc.php

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.media@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES