Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit has cleared a Woodstock Police officer of any wrong doing in connection to a wanted man who was found dead in a vehicle in 2017.

The investigation began in August 2017, and it’s revealed that on August 9th 2017, Elgin OPP contacted Woodstock Police asking for assistance in locating and charging a wanted man on charges of breaching his conditions of release.

Woodstock Police officers went to the man’s home, he was not there. The man was later reached on the phone and was told to either go back home or turn himself in at the station. The man said he would call back in 45 minutes or just head to the station.

That same day, surveillance footage shows a vehicle being parked at Woodstock General Hospital, which stayed there for a few days. On August 11th, security approached the vehicle and saw that the man inside was deceased. It was determined that the wanted man had taken his own life.

The SIU says that four empty prescription bottles along with a partially empty bottle of whiskey was found in the front seat of the car.