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Body found outside apartment building

2017-11-03 Timmins Police Building MH
The Timmins Police Service building downtown Timmins. Maija Hoggett/TimminsToday

The Timmins Police Service responded to a call for service to assist EMS personnel at an Avenue Road apartment building on the morning of Sunday, Dec. 5.

Once on scene, the body of a deceased male person was located outside in the backyard of the apartment building.

As a result, the Timmins Police Service found it necessary to contain the immediate area to preserve the integrity of the investigation which is now in the hands of Criminal Investigations Division officers, working in conjunction with the Forensic Identification Unit and the local Coroner’s office.

A post-mortem examination has been ordered by the local coroner.

The identity of the deceased person is being withheld pending positive identification and the notifications to next of kin.

The residence and the immediate area have been released by the Timmins Police Service.

The matter remains under investigation by the Timmins Police Service – Criminal Investigations Division.

While foul play has not been ruled out, the investigation is proceeding at a healthy pace and is focused on determining the level of misadventure involved in the incident.

Anyone with information in relation to this matter is urged to call the Timmins Police Service at 705-264-1201 or anonymously by means of the Crime Stopper tip line at 1-800-222-8477 or online by means of