Human remains located in Lake Erie near Long Point: Ontario Provincial Police

The Norfolk County OPP is asking for the public’s help in both Canada and the United States to identify a body after human remains were found in the waters of Lake Erie.

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A little before 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday, members of the Canadian Coast Guard and the Joint Rescue Coordination Center in Trenton were conducting training exercises when they located a body at Long Point Point on the south shore.

The deceased is described as a Caucasian male, 5’9″ to 5’10 », approximately 160 to 180 pounds, with brown hair. He wore a gray hoodie with a « RED MTN » logo on the front of blue, black and gray colored sweater, jeans and running shoes and/or black hiking style boots.

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According to the Norfolk County OPP, the deceased is described as wearing a gray hoodie with a « RED MTN » logo on the front of the shirt in blue, black and gray colors.

Norfolk County Provincial Police

The cause of death has not yet been determined, but investigators say an autopsy has been scheduled.

« We are doing our best at this time to try to identify the deceased so that we can bring him home to his family, » the constable said. Ed Sanchuck with Norfolk County OPP in a video posted to Twitter. « Family members are watching right now, I just want to express my deepest and most heartfelt condolences. »

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The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information that could help investigators identify the deceased is asked to contact police at 1-888-310-1122 or through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 if they wish to remain anonymous.

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