OPP lay manslaughter charge in the March opioid related death of Sam Bowyer

Police responded to report of an unresponsive man at a homeTenth Street in Collingwood, on March 17th.

25-year-old Sam Bowyer was found unresponsive and later pronounced deceased at scene.  Police said the investigation revealed that Bowyer died as a result of an opioid overdose.

On June 13th it was reported that Shawn Brock, 47-years-old, and Amber Knudsen, 26-years-old, both from Collingwood have been charged with manslaughter and criminal negligence causing death, and trafficking heroin.

Cameron Gardiner, charged in Collingwood Ontario double homicide.

The Blue Mountains OPP said an altercation took place at a residence at Georgian Blue housing complex on January 22, at approximately 1:30am that resulted in two deceased individuals.

The victims have not been identified as police are waiting on next of kin notification.

Cameron Gardiner, 57, of Collingwood has been charged with two counts of second-degree murder.  Police believe that there was a third person accompanied the two deceased, that person has not been identified by police.

Anyone with information that can help police identify this third person or any information in relation to this incident, you are asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. 

Suspicious death of Donna Walc deemed a homicide

OPP were called to a home Trott Boulevard in the Town of Collingwood on October 4th. At the residence Donna Walc 73. was found deceased.

Richard Preston 78, of Collingwood was arrested on December 22nd and charged with second degree murder.

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