‘Crime Scene’ fuels speculation
BY SCOTT CARMICHAEL
Staff A Greenfield-area man’s recent death was not the result of foul play, reports the Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police.
Officers responded to a report of a “sudden death” at a residence at Donald Street and Kenyon Concession 5 on the evening of March 10, and discovered that a man had died, says Const. Joel Doiron, the detachment’s community services and media relations officer.
The presence of police vehicles and the temporary installation of yellow “OPP Crime Scene” tape fueled speculation about the circumstances surrounding the person’s demise.
But Const. Doiron explained that the man’s death was determined to have been medicallyrelated. “Of course, every incident like this is looked at first as possibly criminal, until we can prove otherwise,” he added. “My understanding is that it ended up being a medical event, so there is no foul play suspected.”
He observed: “At every scene we have to focus on everything. Whether it’s medical in nature, or accidental, or something involving or without foul play, we still have to go through some hoops and hurdles just to confirm it.”
Since the incident was not criminal in nature, the name of the deceased was not released.
NO FOUL PLAY: The rumour mill was running full tilt when officers cordoned off a home in Greenfield.