Hypothermia determined to be cause of Placentia man's death

Melissa Jenkins
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Investigation still ongoing

The death of a man in Placentia whose body was found New Year’s Eve was caused by hypothermia.

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The death of a man in Placentia whose body was found New Year’s Eve was caused by hypothermia.

The chief medical examiner has released autopsy results on 55-year-old Joseph Flynn, who was found face down in the snow at the bottom of a staircase in front of his home early morning Dec. 31.

The RCMP’s major crime unit and officers from the Placentia detachment are investigating the circumstances surrounding the suspicious death.

A background of events leading to Flynn’s death are currently being determined by officials. Members of the community are also being spoken to, while officers piece together the final hours of his life.

A news release from the RCMP states no further details can be released at this time, and there is no risk to the public.

Anyone with information that may help the investigation are asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or the Placentia RCMP detachment at 709-227-2000.

Organizations: RCMP, Crime Stoppers

Geographic location: Placentia

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