Hamilton police declare the death of 4-year-old Kane Driscoll in 2017 a homicide

It has been reported by Hamilton police that on September 27, 2017, Police responded to a 911 call of an unresponsive child at a home at 56 Idlewood Ave at approximately 8:55 am.

Police and EMS arrived to find Kane Driscoll, 4, deceased. police said initial reports showed no signs of foul play, but in December 2017, police were notified that the toxicology results showed “a lethal dose of drugs within Kane’s system.” Kane Driscoll died of hydromorphone poisoning.

On February 6, 2019, Hamilton Police Major Crime Unit travelled to Bonavista, Newfoundland with an arrest warrant, where Kane’s mother Lisa Strickland, 39, was arrested for manslaughter.  

Update 2022
Police originally charged Strickland with manslaughter in 2019, however, she pleaded down to criminal negligence causing death. She was sentenced to 2-1/2 years in prison on Jan. 15, 2021