Mississaugas of the Credit man dies in fire

HAGERSVILLE — Police in Hagersville have launched a homicide investigation after finding a body inside an apartment damaged by fire this week.

OPP identified the deceased as 30 year old Tyler King, a member of neighbouring Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.

Police say Haldimand County officials responded to reports of smoke coming from an apartment in the community of Hagersville on Wednesday.

Investigators say they found the man’s body inside after responders doused the flames.

The Ontario Fire Marshal’s office is assisting in the investigation.

Police say there is no concern for public safety at this time, and there were no other occupants in the apartment.

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