The Ontario Provincial Police are now investigating a homicide after the results of an autopsy were received on the body of Robert St. Denis, 51, who was discovered dead in his Westminster Drive home northwest of Belmont on Thursday, June 25.
An OPP spokesman updated that the case had become a homicide investigation via a media release on Saturday afternoon, June 27.
“Investigators encourage anyone who may have seen anything suspicious relating to this incident to contact them immediately,” the spokesman wrote in the release.
Few other details were made available while officers with the OPP’s Criminal Investigation Branch continued their work to determine how Mr. St. Denis died.
“Police have no further information to offer at this time,” the spokesman stated.
Mr. St. Denis was found dead in his home on the south side of Westminster Drive between Westchester Bourne and Old Victoria Road shortly after 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 25.
Middlesex County OPP released the dead man’s name and age on Friday, June 26 and said a forensic post mortem examination (autopsy) would be done the same day.
“The OPP remind all citizens of the importance of their own personal safety by ensuring vehicles and homes are locked at all times and keys are out of public view,” the media release stated. “The OPP always encourages citizens to report suspicious activity to police immediately.”