Police identified the body of a man found behind a Riverside library Friday morning as 67-year-old Clark Sissons of Toronto.
On Friday, Oct. 5, police responded to a call at 7:40 a.m. of a man’s body laying behind the Ralph Thornton Community Centre near Queen and Saulter Sts. Earlier reports by police said the body had been in a back alleyway for several days. When the coroner arrived on scene, he ordered an autopsy.
The cause of death is not known, but the coroner deemed it to be suspicious, spokesperson Gary Long said. There was swelling and bruising on the body, indicating the body had been there for some time.
He added that once a coroner deems a death suspicious, it’s police protocol to involve homicide.
Police haven’t released a photo yet and are asking anyone with information regarding Sisson’s death to call 416-808-7400 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).
Bianca Bharti is a breaking news reporter, working out of the Star’s radio room in Toronto. Follow her on Twitter: @biancabharti