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Police investigating sudden death at Riverview Park and Zoo in Peterborough

Peterborough police are investigating a sudden death at the Riverview Park and Zoo after a body was found in the lower picnic area near the Otonabee River.

Police are investigating after a body was discovered in the Riverview Park and Zoo in Peterborough on Wednesday morning.

Around 8 a.m., police and paramedics were called to the lower picnic area of the zoo near the Otonabee River in the city’s north end.

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The area was cordoned off by zoo staff and police. That area included part of the disc golf course. A vehicle in the upper parking lot is also being held by police.

In a press release issued at 10:45 a.m., the Peterborough Police Service stated it was on scene for an “ongoing investigation into a sudden death.”

Police said there is no threat to public safety and the incident continues to be a coroner’s investigation.

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The municipal-run zoo on Water Street remains open.

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More to come.