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Death of person found at Kathleen Street residence being treated as a homicide

Police report that when officers located the deceased, Robert Keskinen, 75, the man had ‘visible trauma to the body’
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The identity of a person whose deceased remains were found on Boxing Day in a Kathleen Street residence has been identified as Robert Keskinen, 75. Police say the man’s death is being treated as a homicide. (File)

The identity of a person whose deceased remains were found on Boxing Day in a Kathleen Street residence has been identified as Robert Keskinen, 75. Police say the man’s death is being treated as a homicide.

At 2:19 p.m. on Dec. 26, officers responded to a report of a deceased person.

“When officers arrived on scene they discovered visible trauma to the body of the deceased and determined it to be a suspicious death,” Greater Sudbury Police reported today. 

Detectives from our Criminal Investigation Division alongside members of the Forensic Unit and Major Crimes Section are investigating, police said in a news release. 

“At this time, this incident is being investigated as a homicide,” GSPS reported. 

Police also said it appears at this stage in the investigation that Keskinen’s death appears to have been targetted, and there does not seem to be a risk to public safety.

A post-mortem exam will be conducted by the Coroner’s Office on Dec. 29  to assist with determining a cause of death. 

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the Criminal Investigations Division of GSPS at 705-675-9171, extension 2230, or Crime Stoppers at 705-222-8477.