(COLLINGWOOD, ON) – On October 4, 2017, at approximately 11:53 a.m., officers from the Collingwood and The Blue Mountains Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) attended a residence on Trott Boulevard in the Town of Collingwood where a person was located deceased.

At this time, officers from Collingwood and The Blue Mountains OPP Crime Unit, OPP Forensic Identification Services (FIS) continue their investigation into this death under the direction of Detective Inspector Peter Donnelly and Detective Staff Sergeant Paul Rosato of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB).

A post-mortem was conducted on October 5, 2017 at the‎ Office of the Chief Coroner and Ontario Forensic Pathology Services (OCC-OFPS) in Toronto.

The deceased has been identified as Donna WALC, 73 years old, of Collingwood. The cause of death is not being released at this time.

The OPP reminds all members of the public to be aware of their personal safety at all times. The OPP’s website, www.opp.ca, contains a number of useful resources, tips and links.


Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Collingwood and The Blue Mountains OPP at (705) 445-4321or should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.