Reynolda Road death inquest |  CTV News
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Reynolda Road death inquest | CTV News

London, Ontario police are investigating a “suspicious death” in a residential neighborhood on the city’s west end.

“At approximately 5:30 a.m., emergency crews were dispatched to the intersection of Commissioners Road West and Reynolds Road in reference to an unconscious male,” said Sgt. Sandasha Bough of the London Police Service (LPS). “The person was transported by medical services to hospital and has since died in hospital.”

CTV News was on the scene several hours later after the coroner arrived. He then checked the area at the end of the driveway where the man was found. He lifted the tarp, examined it, and left the scene after a few minutes.

Forensic photographers took pictures while other officers marked the tires of a car on an adjacent property just meters away.

Resident Zenon Sułkowski remembers hearing sirens at 5:37 a.m., but living so close to Commissioners Road, he didn’t think about it at all.

Members of London Police’s Forensic Identification Team check the tires of a vehicle near Reynolds Road and Commissions Road West, where the body of a man was found near the street on June 11, 2024. (Gerry Dewan/CTV News London)

“Then I get up and see you guys with the camera and I’m like, ‘What’s going on with this commotion?’ he said.

Sułkowski lives just two streets away from where the man was found and has been in this house since 1967.

“It’s a very quiet neighborhood, no break-ins, nothing,” he said. “You can almost leave the door open and talk freely to anyone. It used to be a quiet place, now there is something happening every day.”

Multiple neighbors who did not want to appear on camera or be identified tell CTV News that police visit the area at least several times a month. They say the “activity” is centered on a house adjacent to where the body was found.

A coroner lifts a tarp that was previously used to cover a deceased man on Reynolds Road near Commissioners Road West in London, Ontario. June 11, 2024 (Brent Lale/CTV News London)

The scene was cleared at 9:30 a.m., but the investigation continues.

“We are working with the chief coroner’s office and reaching out to the public,” Bough said. “If you have any information, please contact us.”

LPS is not detaining anyone, but says residents have no reason to feel threatened.

But that doesn’t stop neighbors from staying on edge.

“It’s terrible, it’s terrible,” Sułkowski said.