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The Halton Regional Police Service is continuing the investigation into the death of a 19-year-old male person.  The family of this male person have been notified of this incident.

At this time the police investigators do not have any suspicions of a criminal act being involved in this incident.  After reviewing security video from the school the male person was observed walking alone around the school shortly after 3:00 am.  He climbed up onto the roof of the school and a short time later was observed falling off the roof.  It is unknown why he climbed up onto the roof of the school at that time.

The Coroner is continuing the medical investigation into this matter to confirm the exact cause of death.

The name of the 19-year-old deceased person is not being released at the request of the family.


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Deceased person located outside of Nelson High School (City of Burlington)

The Halton Regional Police Service is investigating the discovery of a deceased person found on the property of Nelson High School located at 4181 New Street, Burlington, Ontario.

On Saturday, January 7, 2017, at 9:25 am, a citizen was at the exterior area of the school and observed the body of a male person at the side of the school.  Emergency services were notified and responded to the school property.  It was determined that the male person was deceased at that time.

There was blood around the head area of the body.   The cause of this head injury is not known and the reason why this person was on the school property is also not known at this time.  It appears the male person may have been on the roof of the school at some point in time, and the body was found on the ground in close proximity to the exterior of the building.

The Coroner has attended the scene and a post-mortem will be conducted on the deceased person in order to try and determine the cause of death.  The deceased person is a male and is believed to be 19 years of age.  At this time the identity of the male person has not been positively confirmed.  Some identification documents were located at the scene.    Investigators will be attempting to confirm the identity of the deceased person and to notify his next of kin.

The Halton Regional Police Service would like the public’s assistance with information about this matter.   The deceased person was discovered on the west side of the school near Belvenia Road.  Any members of the public who observed anything suspicious on the property of the school from Friday, January 6, 2017, are asked to contact the police service.

The Halton Regional Police Service is continuing the investigation and are appealing to those who may have any knowledge about this incident to please contact Detective Joseph Barr of the Burlington – Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905 825 4747 ext. 2385 or ext. 2315 or ext. 2305.  Contact can also be made by Crime Stoppers at 1.800. 222.8477 (TIPS), through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca or by texting your message to 274637 (CRIMES).