Police launch 'multi-jurisdictional death investigation'; few details known
Ryan Flanagan, CTV Kitchener
Published Friday, October 14, 2016 2:28PM EDT
Last Updated Friday, October 14, 2016 7:03PM EDT
Provincial police say they have identified a suspect in a “multi-jurisdictional death investigation” that could encompass several local communities.
The investigation’s existence was revealed Friday in an OPP press release.
According to the release, the investigation started as a Woodstock Police case late last month. It has since expanded to include Oxford County, Brant County and London.
“Investigators … are at the very early stages of the investigation working toward confirming information and gathering evidence alleged to form part of this investigation,” the release said.
“Police … do not believe there is any further threat to public safety at this time.”
Further details were not made available.
Speaking to CTV News on Friday, police declined to provide more specific information, such as the suspect’s sex or whether the allegations involved one or multiple deaths.
“At this stage we have more questions than answers,” said OPP Sgt. David Rektor.
“When we’re in a position to provide accurate information, we’ll certainly bring that forward.”
With reporting by Nicole Lampa and files from CTV London