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***UPDATE*** Drowning victim identified as Burlington resident

***UPDATE*** Drowning victim identified as Burlington resident

***UPDATE***

On July 15, 2018 the Halton Regional Police Service initiated an investigation into the discovery of a deceased male found floating in Lake Ontario.

The deceased party has been identified Matthew Kevin BROWN (45), of Burlington. A post mortem examination determined the cause of death to be as a result of drowning.

The incident is not believed to be criminal in nature, however the investigation is continuing. Investigators are interested in speaking to anyone who may have information regarding Mr. BROWN'S whereabouts in the days leading up to this incident.

There are no related public safety concerns.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Det. Candido Moniz of the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 Ext. 2312.

Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers "See Something? Hear Something? Know Something? Contact Crime Stoppers" at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.

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**UPDATE** Police Investigating the Discovery of a Body Floating in Lake Ontario

Police are continuing to investigate the discovery of a man's body found floating in Lake Ontario just east of the Burlington pier.

The deceased has been identified as a 45-year-old man from Burlington however his name is not being released at this time as efforts are still underway to notify Next-of-Kin.

The circumstances leading to his death remain under investigation and will include a post mortem examination.

There is nothing obviously suspicious however investigators will continue to seek CCTV video and canvass the area for witnesses.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact A/Det. Candido Moniz of the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 Ext. 2312.

Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers "See Something? Hear Something? Know Something? Contact Crime Stoppers" at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.


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Original Release:

Police Investigating the Discovery of a Body Floating in Lake Ontario

At 6:19 PM, a citizen called 911 to report seeing a body floating approximately 15-20 feet from the shore in the water of Lake Ontario just east of the Burlington Pier.

Police responded along with EMS and the body of a male was pulled to shore and was deceased.

Investigators are on scene awaiting the arrival of the coroner. At this time there are no further details available.

An update will be provided as information becomes available.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Burlington Staff Sergeant at 905-825-4747 Ext. 2310 or the Burlington Criminal Investigation Bureau at 905-825-4747 Ext. 2316.

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