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SIU investigates man's death at Newmarket grocery store parking lot

Last Updated Aug 31, 2020 at 11:38 am EST

A Special Investigations Unit vehicle outside the SIU headquarters in Mississauga on August 24, 2016. GETTY IMAGES/Nakita Krucker

The province’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is investigating after a man reportedly fell to his death from a ledge in Newmarket.

At around 7 p.m. Sunday, York regional police were called for a report of a disturbance in a parking lot at a No Frills grocery store in the area of Yonge Street and Davis Drive, the SIU said.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found a man standing on a ledge that was approximately nine metres from the ground.

“The perimeter was contained,” the SIU said in a news release Sunday. “A short time later, the man fell to the ground below.”

The man was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

“Efforts are being made to identify the man,” the agency said.

No other information has been released by the SIU at this time.

The SIU is called in where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault involving police and members of the public.



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