Medicine Hat Police have determined the sudden death in the South Flats area is suspicious in nature, and the man's body has been taken to Calgary for an autopsy.
A sudden death in the South Flats area has now been deemed suspicious by Medicine Hat Police. Yesterday (Oct 11) morning, officers were dispatched to the corner of Mill Street and Smelter Avenue, where they located a deceased male in his mid-60s with undisclosed injuries. The man's body has been transported to Calgary for an autopsy, and Insp. Brent Secondiak says the results will help them to determine how to move forward with the investigation. “It could be ruled a homicide or it could be not,” says Secondiak, “We've had several deaths before where there's injuries on the body and it could be related to something else, but the exact cause of death could be a stroke, or a heart attack, or some other type of medical issue.” Secondiak says they expect to hear from the medical examiner sometime this afternoon, at which time more information could be released. Meanwhile, the intersection remains closed and Hatters are still being asked to avoid the area. - Jaelene Skaley
Insp. Brent Secondiak, Support Services Division, Medicine Hat Police Service