Coroner and OPP Conducting Death Investigation
ORILLIA, ON, June 28, 2012 /CNW/ - At the request of the Office of the
Chief Coroner (OCC), members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)
Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) are conducting a death
investigation following the roof collapse at the Algo Centre Mall in
The death investigation being conducted pursuant to the Coroners Act to determine the circumstances surrounding the deaths. OPP and OCC will update the public on the progress of the investigation
when appropriate. The OPP has established an information line for
members of the public who believe they have information that would
assist with this investigation. The dedicated information line is:
1-855-677-4636 (1-855-OPP-INFO). DO NOT call 9-1-1 unless there is an emergency in progress.
The names of the two victims will be released once the Coroner's Office
completes its identification and post-mortem examination process.
Members from the OPP East Algoma Detachment remain on scene and will
continue to perform site security duties as long as required. The
public is asked to refrain from attending the site.
"This is a very tragic incident. Our sympathies go out to the families
of victims who have lost their lives. Our people will continue to fully
support the Coroner's Office to ultimately determine what happened and,
possibly, how to prevent it from happening again."
- Commissioner Chris Lewis, Ontario Provincial Police.
"I am proud of OPP North East Region members, in particular from our
East Algoma Detachment who responded to support our community in Elliot
Lake during this tragedy, and for the support for our members expressed
by the community."
- Chief Superintendent Joffre Dupuis, Commander, OPP North East Region
SOURCE Ontario Provincial Police
For further information:
Provincial Constable Marc Despatie
Phone: (705) 363-8141
Ms. Cheryl Mahyr
Office of the Chief Coroner, Ontario
Phone: (416) 314-4046