Kingston Police are investigating a homicide on McKendry Road, near Unity Road, near the northern boundary of Kingston.
Police officers were initially dispatched to the residence in the 2100 block of McKendry Road at around 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 14, 2022, to perform a “welfare check”, or check on the well-being and safety of an individual. Police discovered the body of an individual outside of the home shortly thereafter.
Citing the early stage of their investigation, Kingston Police have not divulged the exact nature of the injuries to the individual, nor whether a suspect has been apprehended as a result of the incident. The victim has been identified as an 88-year-old male. His identity has also not been released.
“Kingston Police is currently conducting an investigation at a McKendry Road address in regards to a sudden death at that location,” Kingston Police said in a statement following Kingstonist inquiries. “This investigation is in its preliminary stages and the East Region Coroner’s Office was contacted and attended the scene.”
A house remained completely cordoned off with police tape as of 6 p.m. on Tuesday evening, with several police cruisers securing the surrounding area. The Kingston Police Forensics Unit also remained on scene.
“At this point, the scene at this location remains in the possession of Kingston Police,” Kingston Police said in a statement on Tuesday evening. “The investigation is ongoing and the Kingston Police Major Crime Unit is appealing to anyone in the public who may information to contact police. Kingston Police is not aware of any ongoing risk to public safety.”
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to please contact Kingston Police Detective Jamie Graham at 613-549-4660 ext. 6311 or via email at [email protected], or Detective Sergeant Chad Parslow at 613-549-4660 ext. 6245 or via email at [email protected]. Alternatively you can reach out to [email protected]. You can also provide tips anonymously by calling the Kingston Police general number 613-549-4660 ext. 0 and asking to remain anonymous.
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