Frontenac OPP conducting death investigation in Harrowsmith

Police tape surrounds a residence on the corner of Harrowsmith Church Street and Williams Street in Harrowsmith, South Frontenac, on the morning of Tuesday, May 23, 2023, as the OPP carry out an investigation into a death. Photo by Kingstonist.

A call to police requesting officers carry out a well-being check at an address in Harrowsmith has led to an ongoing death investigation, according to the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP).

Officers with the Frontenac County OPP attended a residence just after 9:30 a.m. on Monday, May 22, 2023, responding to the request for a well-being check, Acting Sergeant Erin Cranton, Media Coordinator for the East Region OPP, confirmed the following day.

As of late in the morning on Tuesday, May 23, 2023, OPP officers remained on scene at the residence, which is located on Church Street, just off of Highway 38 in the South Frontenac Township village.

Two vehicles were included in the taped-off portion of the property in Harrowsmith on Tuesday, May 23, 2023, as the OPP carried out an ongoing investigation. Photo by Kingstonist.

“The Frontenac Crime Unit is engaged, but there are no further details at this time as we are in the early stages of the investigation,” Cranton said in response to Kingstonist inquiries.

“There are no concerns for public safety.”

Cranton did not say whether the death has been deemed suspicious in nature or whether the OPP suspect any sort of foul play was involved in the incident.

“This is an ongoing investigation and the post-mortem is pending. I am not able to speculate at this point,” she said.

Kingstonist will provide further coverage if/when more information becomes available.

The Frontenac County OPP remained on scene at the Church Street residence, a former church, in Harrowsmith throughout the day on Tuesday, May 23, 2023. Photo by Kingstonist.

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