The province’s police watchdog will be spending a bit more time in Timmins, as a second investigation is underway.

They’re now investigating the death of a woman who was hospitalized after spending time in police custody in Timmins over the weekend.

The Special Investigations Unit says Timmins police were called to a hospital on Saturday afternoon to investigate a 62-year-old woman.

The agency says the woman left the hospital in a taxi but was arrested later that afternoon after allegedly causing a disturbance at a shelter.

The SIU says she was in a jail cell until about 10 p.m., when an ambulance was called and she was hospitalized.

On Sunday, police were notified that the woman had died in hospital and the SIU launched an investigation.

This comes after a fatal police-involved shooting near Gillies Lake Saturday morning. It was later revealed that a 21-year old man was the person shot and killed.

The SIU is automatically called in to investigate reports involving police where there has been death or serious injury or allegations of sexual assault.

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