TILLSONBURG, Ont. -- The Special Investigations Unit is investigating the case of a man barricaded in a home who was later found dead by provincial police.

Police were called just after 10 a.m. Monday by family members concerned about the safety of the man who owned the home (on Windham East Quarterline Road East in Norfolk County).

Officers found the man dead when they entered the home in a rural area east of Tillsonburg.

His name and age have not yet been released, nor have police indicated how long the man was barricaded inside the house.

The SIU investigates any incident involving police that result in death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault.