Police identify the body found in the lake and attribute the death of Matthew Kevin Brown to drowning.

News 100 blackBy Staff

July 19th, 2018



The Halton Regional Police have identified the body that was found floating in Lake Ontario to the east of the Pier.

The deceased party has been identified as Matthew Kevin BROWN (45), of Burlington. A post mortem examination determined the cause of death to be as a result of drowning.

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The body of Matthew Brown was found floating in the water east of the Pier.

The incident is not believed to be criminal in nature, however the investigation is continuing. Investigators are interested in speaking to anyone who may have information regarding Mr. Brown’s whereabouts in the days leading up to this incident.

There are no related public safety concerns.

The Gazette has learned that the body was naked when it was found in the water and that the clothing at the time had not been found.

Matty, as he was known by his friends, last worked at the Black Swan where he is reported to have been well liked. Matty didn’t have any immediate financial problems – he had recently received a cheque in the amount of about $1900 and was looking into starting up a catering business.

A source who does not want to be identified said that “Matty was not the kind of man who would take his pants off – finding him naked surprises me. This just doesn’t sound right.”

The Gazette reached out to the investigating officer but our call was not returned.

The police are asking anyone with information is encouraged to contact Det. Candido Moniz of the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 Ext. 2312.

Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers “See Something? Hear Something? Know Something? Contact Crime Stoppers” at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.

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