Media Release. Tuesday, April 19, 2022.

UPDATE: Death Investigation Now Ruled Homicide

(Bradford, ON)  The South Simcoe Police Service is investigating after a body was recovered from the canal on Friday, April 15, 2022, at approximately 1:30 p.m., in the area of Canal Road between Simcoe Road and 5th Line in Bradford. The South Simcoe Police Service Criminal Investigation Bureau is working closely with the York Regional Police Forensic Identification Unit on the case.

A post-mortem examination was completed Sunday at the Centre of Forensic Sciences in Toronto which revealed the male victim died as the result of a homicide.

Police have determined the victim has ties to Toronto. His next of kin have not yet been notified.

The investigation is ongoing and further details, including the victim’s identity and cause of death, will not be released at this time nor will media interviews be provided. Further information will be released when deemed appropriate.

Anyone with information that can assist police with this investigation is asked to contact Detective Constable Andrew Smith at 905-775-3311, 705-436-2141, extension #1043, /Detective Ben Irwin at 905-775-3311 extension #1040 or contact Crime Stoppers.