London police consider Gibbons Park death a homicide


London police are now classifying the death of a man found in Gibbons Park on Sunday as homicide.

The alleged victim has been identified as Daniel Joseph Fawcett, 52, from London.

Emergency crews were called to the end of Grosvenor Street at the entrance to Gibbons Park after 6:45 a.m. after receiving a 911 call about the man who was « not responding » at the time, a said the police.

Police and paramedics attended the scene and took action to save lives, but the man died a short time later. Police forensic investigation and search and rescue units were also present at the scene.

Forensic investigation and search and rescue units were also present at Gibbons Park. (Isha Bhargava/CBC News)

« Members of the London Police Service’s Major Crimes Section are continuing to investigate the suspicious death of an adult male. Police can now confirm that this death has been ruled a homicide, » police said in a statement. its latest update.

A resident who lives opposite the park told CBC News she was woken by police and ambulance sirens coming down Grosvenor Street and blocking the entrance around 7 a.m.

Investigators are hoping to speak to anyone who may have been in the 0-100 block of Grosvenor Street between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m. Sunday or who may have information that could help the investigation.

A heavy police presence closed the Grosvenor Street entrance to Gibbons Park on Sunday morning. (Isha Bhargava/CBC News)

Anyone with information is asked to call London Police at 519-661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Information may also be submitted online anonymously to Crime Stoppers London Elgin Middlesex.



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