March 21, 2019 11:27 am
Updated: March 21, 2019 4:12 pm

Port Hope police investigating discovery of man’s body in apartment building

Port Hope Police Service and OPP are investigating the discovery of a deceased man in an apartment building on Wednesday night.

Pete Fisher/Special to Global Peterborough

Police in Port Hope are investigating the discovery of a body in an apartment building on Wednesday night.

Just before 11:30 p.m., emergency services were called to an apartment building on Cavan Street where they found a 52-year-old man with no vital signs.

A tenant in the building claims the body was discovered in the hallway of an elevator on the first floor.

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Four Port Hope police cruisers lined Cavan Street after firefighters and paramedics left the scene. The coroner arrived and was brought to the first floor by police.

Municipal police remained at the scene on Thursday morning and have not commented on the investigation.

The OPP Criminal Investigations Branch (CIB) was called in to assist Port Hope Police to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death.

On Thursday afternoon, OPP said the man was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The investigation is continuing by the Port Hope Police Service Crime Unit and the OPP Central Region Forensic Identification Services under the direction of Det. Insp. Brad Robson of the OPP’s CIB.

Anyone with information, is asked to call the PHPS at 905-885-8123 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online.

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