Death in Timaru referred to the Coroner

Death in Timaru referred to the Coroner


Canterbury Police can confirm the 14 year old boy who was found deceased at the Caroline Bay Carnival area at around 7pm last night (5 November 2015) was Jordan Logan McKeown. 

The death has been referred to the Coroner.  Local Police are supporting the family who are shocked and devastated by this tragic event.

Detective Sergeant Greg Harrison says prior to the incident Police understand that Jordan was playing with friends on the roof of the facility.  “The death is not being treated as suspicious and Police have a number of witnesses yet to interview.”

Police would like to thank those members of the public who responded to the incident last night for their prompt action and assistance with this ongoing Police investigation. 

Police encourage anyone who couldn’t stay at the scene yesterday to call Timaru Police Station on 03 687 9808


Issued by:  Lisa-Marie Brooks, District Communications Manager, Canterbury Police District.