The Special Investigations Unit has reportedly been called in after a black woman named Regis Korchinski-Paquet fell to hear death on Wednesday evening.
The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) arrived at an apartment complex in Toronto’s High Park neighborhood on Wednesday at approximately to resolve a domestic incident. After arriving, authorities traveled to the 24th floor where they claim to have found a woman on the balcony.
“A short time later, the woman fell from the balcony to the ground below,” authorities stated.
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 29-year-old woman this evening in Toronto. While police were present at an apt building on High Park Avenue, the woman fell to her death. https://t.co/o8YIJXQxQW
— SIU (@SIUOntario) May 28, 2020
Korchinski-Paquet was later pronounced dead.
In the hours following the fatal incident, members of Korchinski-Paquet’s family have alleged foul play. Specifically, Korchinski-Paquet’s mother and cousin have both asserted that local authorities forced the 29 year-old woman off the balcony.
Four investigators have been assigned to the case. No further developments have been made regarding the fatal incident.