Police say a 9-1-1 call was received by Niagara Emergency Medical Services at around 4:45 p.m., requesting paramedics attend an apartment building at 15 Gale Crescent to check on the welfare of a male tenant in the building on January 19, 2014.
Paramedics located a body inside the apartment and immediately called for the assistance of police. The male resident was deceased and was later identified as 58-year-old Mark Gilby who lived alone in the apartment.
An autopsy was conducted in Hamilton and the case was turned over to Niagara Regional Police Service, Homicide Unit investigators.
A lengthy forensic examination of the scene was conducted with members of the Forensic Services Unit spending several days in the victim’s apartment. Evidence found within the apartment and in the area was sent to the Centre of Forensic Sciences in Toronto for analysis. Homicide Unit Investigators were also able to locate numerous sources of video which has provided significant focus to the investigation.
The case is still very actively being investigated by a team of detectives from the Homicide Unit. Police will not be releasing any details regarding the cause of death or potential evidence until an arrest is made.
Mr. Gilby lived alone. He has 2 sisters and 3 brothers and 3 children from previous relationships.
Anyone with information regarding this incident can contact the Niagara Regional Police Homicide Unit at 905-688-4111 ext. 4200.
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