Kingston Police investigating after deceased person located near former quarry

After receiving “a tip from a member of the community,” Kingston Police have located a deceased individual in the Rideau Heights area near Highway 401.

The investigation began on Wednesday evening after the body was found and on the morning of Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023, Kingston Police cruisers could still be seen dotted around the undeveloped area behind the commercial strip along Division Street.

Specifically, police were in the area off of First Canada Avenue, around the site of the former Frontenac Quarry, a limestone quarry that operated from the early 1900s to the mid-1960s, according to the provincial government.

Upon locating the deceased individual, Kingston Police launched an investigation, which now involves the Kingston Police Major Crimes Unit and  the Coroner’s Office, who are working side-by-side to determine a cause of death, Const. Ash Gutheinz, Media Relations Officer for Kingston Police, said in response to Kingstonist inquiries.

Gutheinz underlined that these details were the only information police would be disclosing at this time.

“We will not be commenting on age and gender, as we are assisting the Coroner with their death investigation,” Gutheinz said.

“The body has been removed. Police remain on scene to preserve the area should information come to light that requires further examination.”

Gutheinz also relayed that anyone who may have information regarding this investigation are asked to contact Detective Jamie Graham at 613-549-4660 ext. 6311, or via email at [email protected].

Anyone with information that prefers not to give their identity to police can contact the Kingston Police general number (613-549-4660 ext. 0) and request to remain anonymous.

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