A London police cruiser. (File photo by Miranda Chant, Blackburn News)A London police cruiser. (File photo by Miranda Chant, Blackburn News)

Discovery of body in Gibbons Park leads to homicide investigation

London police have launched a murder investigation after a man was found dead in Gibbons Park over the weekend.

Officers were called to an area on Grosvenor Street shortly before 7 a.m. Sunday after an individual was found unresponsive near the entrance of the park. Paramedics were unsuccessful in their attempts to revive the man, and he was pronounced dead on scene a short time later.

Late Monday afternoon, London police announced that the investigation is now being treated as a homicide. The victim has been identified by officers as 52-year-old Daniel Joseph Fawcett, of London.

Investigators would like to speak with anyone who may have been in the area of Grosvenor Street between Gibbons Park and Richmond Street between 2-7 a.m. on November 6.

Anyone with information is asked to call London police 519-661-5670, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Tips can also be sent online anonymously to London Elgin Middlesex Crime Stoppers.

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