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Ontario’s police watchdog investigating death of woman who fell from Toronto apartment building

According to the SIU, Toronto police were called to the apartment building at around 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday.
According to the SIU, Toronto police were called to the apartment building at around 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday. Nick Westoll / File / Global News

Ontario’s police watchdog has announced it is investigating after officials say a 29-year-old woman fell from a Toronto apartment building and died.

According to a statement issued by the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Toronto police officers were called to an apartment building on High Park Avenue north of Bloor Street West at around 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday with reports of a “domestic incident.”

“While officers were inside an apartment unit on the 24th floor, they observed a woman on the balcony,” a statement issued by the SIU Wednesday evening said.

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“A short time later, the woman fell from the balcony to the ground below. She was pronounced deceased at the scene.”

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In an update Thursday, the SIU said it has begun its interviewing process. The agency also said it is “aware of allegations made by certain family members of the deceased and will be looking to speak to anyone with information about these allegations.”

The SIU said a post-mortem will be conducted Thursday afternoon.

The SIU is an independent agency that investigates the conduct of officers responding to calls that have resulted in death, serious injury, or alleged sexual assault.

Meanwhile, anyone with information was asked to call the SIU at 1-800-787-8529.