Murder victim in Dowling died from blunt force injuries

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A suspicious death in Dowling on Wednesday morning is now being investigated as a homicide.

Greater Sudbury Police reported Thursday that officers were called to a residence on Sturgeon Street on May 11 just before 11 a.m.

Police say they now know the name of the victim, but have yet to release it because they are in the process of notifying the family.

Residents of the quiet suburban neighbourhood said Friday they rarely see much unusual activity in the area, but several indicated an ambulance and police cars caught their attention.

“We rarely get police around here,” said resident Steve Guinard.

Sturgeon Street is a simple right turn for anyone driving north up Highway 144. The short road is bordered by a thick thatch of trees to one side and a residential street dotted with lawns and houses to the other. It ends abruptly in a cul de sac, the Onaping Lions Community Centre, and the Gorham Court co-op housing complex, where residents saw officials gathered.

Police reported Thursday the deceased man was pronounced dead at the scene.

A post-mortem performed by the Coroner’s Office on Friday confirmed that the man suffered blunt-force injuries.

Based on this and other evidence, police said they are investigating the incident as a homicide.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact detectives from the Major Crime Section of the Criminal Investigation Division by calling 705-675-9171 or Crime Stoppers at 705-222-8477.

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Mia Jensen, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Sudbury Star

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