Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the death of 56-year-old, Paul Mattinas, in Timmins earlier this week.
Preliminary information indicates the following: • At approximately 7:00p.m. on Monday, April 21, 2014 Mr. Mattinas was taken into custody by an officer with the Timmins Police Service and was transported to the police station. • He was later taken to the Timmins District Hospital and admitted. • At some point Mr. Mattinas checked himself out of hospital. • The following morning at approximately 7:00 a.m., Mr. Mattinas was found deceased near 85 Spruce Street North.
The SIU has assigned two investigators and one forensic investigator to probe the circumstances of this incident.