‘Crime Scene’ fu­els spec­u­la­tion

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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.

RICHARD MA­HONEY PHOTO

NO FOUL PLAY: The ru­mour mill was run­ning full tilt when of­fi­cers cor­doned off a home in Green­field.

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