Police Investigate Suspicious Death and Issue Caution

At approximately 1:35 PM, on the 26th of January 26, 2021, Sarnia Police were dispatched to an address in the 500 block of Devine Street to check on the welfare of a person.

Upon arrival officers made entry into the residence where they located a deceased male.

The death of this man appears to be suspicious and is being treated as a homicide.

The residence is now being held as a crime scene by the Sarnia Police Service Criminal Investigations Branch and the Ontario Provincial Police are also assisting with the investigation.

We are reaching out to the public for your assistance. We are asking that if anyone has video surveillance from the area surrounding the 500 block of Devine Street, including nearby Russell St South, Ontario Street, and Conrad Street to contact the Sarnia Police. The time frame would be from 5:00 PM on January 25, 2021 to 7:30 AM on January 26, 2021.

Also, if anyone has any information regarding this death they are also asked to contact the Sarnia Police Service.

If you are able to assist you are asked to call the Criminal Investigations Branch Information Line at 519-344-8861, extension 5300. If you wish to remain anonymous please call Sarnia Lambton Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

If there is any immediate concern for your safety, please call 911.

We would like to remind home owners to secure their doors and windows, that exterior lights are on and operational, and that people contact the Sarnia Police if anyone suspicious is observed in the area.

We are also asking residents who have elderly family members, that live alone, to reach out to them and periodically ensure their wellbeing.

We would also like to reassure the public that our officers and detectives have been diligently working on these investigations and utilizing all available resources and personnel to solve these recent crimes.

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