Police investigating sudden death in Sturgeon Falls


Police have released the scene at a popular coffee shop on Front Street in Sturgeon Falls on Friday as officers continue to investigate a sudden death.

Emergency crews were called to a Tim Hortons parking lot where an unresponsive person was found inside a vehicle on the main thoroughfare of the town, which is part of Highway 17, located about 40 kilometres west of North Bay.

"The person inside the vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene," Ontario Provincial Police in West Nipissing said in a news release. "There (are) no safety concerns towards the public."

Police say the Office of the Chief Coroner and Ontario Forensic Pathology Service has been called in to help with the investigation.

"The name of the deceased inside the vehicle is not being released until next of kin have notified," Ontario Provincial Police said in a news release Friday afternoon.

No details on the cause of death have been released.

This article will be updated as more information becomes available.