On Sunday November 22, 2020 at approximately 6:30 am, members of the Northumberland County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Hamilton Township Fire Department and Northumberland Paramedics, were called to attend a structure fire on Main Street in the village of Bewdley.
The body of a deceased male was located within a small enclosure that was attached to the front of the main residential building where the fire was localized to. The victim has been identified as 69-year-old Donald MORRIS of Hamilton Township, Ontario.
The OPP remained at the location and secured the area while the Northumberland OPP Major Crime Unit investigated the circumstances surrounding the fire with assistance from the Central Region Forensic Identification Services (FIS), the Office of the Fire Marshal, and the Office of the Chief Coroner.
The OPP have since released the scene and has deemed this incident as non suspicious.