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Death of Timmins woman under investigation

After being arrested and lodged in a cell, an ambulance was called and the woman was taken to hospital where she was pronounced deceased
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The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 62-year-old woman this weekend in Timmins.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 2:45 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, the Timmins Police Service (TPS) was called to the Timmins District Hospital to investigate a woman. When asked to leave, the woman got into a taxi and left.
  • A short time later, the woman was allegedly causing a disturbance at a shelter in the area of Ross Avenue East and Hemlock Street. TPS officers arrested the woman and transported her to the police station where she was lodged in a cell.
  • At approximately 10 p.m., an ambulance was called and the woman was taken to the hospital.
  • On Feb. 4, 2018, the TPS was notified that the woman had been pronounced dead in hospital.
At this time, two investigators and one forensic investigator have been assigned to this incident. 
The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529. The Unit is also urging anyone who may have any video evidence related to this incident to upload that video through the SIU website.

The SIU is an arm’s length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault. Under the Police Services Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether an officer has committed a criminal offence  in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, lay a criminal charge against the officer if appropriate or close the file without any charges being laid
  • report the results of any investigations to the Attorney General.