Niagara Regional Police are seeking information from the public after a body was discovered in a backyard on Anne Street in Niagara-on-the-Lake on Sunday evening.
Officers were sent out to assist with an ambulance call, Const. Philip Gavin said in response to questions from The Lake Report.
When emergency services arrived at the home, “a person was found in medical distress at the front of the home,” Gavin said.
The body, which police refused to identify, was discovered in the backyard of the home.
The person who was in medical distress was taken to a Niagara hospital for assessment, Gavin said, and was in stable condition.
A forensics unit and coroner attended the scene to investigate the incident and the cause of death.
Gavin said the investigation remains ongoing but that there is no public safety concern.
No one is in custody or charged in relation to the incident, Gavin said.
The home, at 230 Anne St., was involved in a weapons-related call on Jan. 29, when police armed with rifles blocked off the street.
More than half a dozen police vehicles, including the region’s emergency task unit and crisis negotiators, were called to the area.
At that time a suspect was arrested and later released with no charges laid.
The home is listed for sale as a building lot by NOTL Realty for $1,249,000.
Gavin said anyone with information about the incident could contact investigators by calling 905-688-4111, option 3, extension 1009128.