NB Police say more human remains have been found in a wooded area of ​​Saint John – New Brunswick

Saint John investigators found additional human remains in the same area where skeletal remains had been discovered days earlier.

On Friday evening, a hiker reported what he believed to be human remains in a densely wooded area between Lakewood Heights and Golden Grove Road.

Saint John Police Force spokesperson, Staff Sgt. Sean Rocca said in an interview that forensic investigators conducted an initial search on a smaller grid on Friday, where they confirmed the presence of human remains, and returned on Sunday to search a larger area of ​​approximately 1, 8 acres.

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There they found more human remains, although it remains to be determined if they are related to the remains found on Friday.

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“None of the remains have been identified, and we cannot confirm that they are from the same person, but they were found in the same general area,” Rocca said.

He said investigators had engaged the services of a forensic odontologist to try to identify the remains through dental records. They also work with a forensic anthropologist and the coroner’s office.

Rocca could not say how long it might take to identify the remains.

« We’re hoping the forensic odontologist will be able to confirm the identity, but if they don’t, the process will likely take a lot longer, » he said.

Missing person investigation

Rocca also said the remains were found in the same « general area » where police previously searched for Kyle LeBlanc, a missing man who was last seen Dec. 31, 2020.

He said officers conducted a « number of searches » for LeBlanc in the area last year.

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There is an ATV trail that passes north of Lakewood Heights, he said, and teams have searched east of the trail and conducted drone searches west of the trail.

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The newly discovered remains were found just west of the ATV trail in a « heavily wooded area ». However, Rocca pointed out that they haven’t been identified yet, so he couldn’t link them to LeBlanc’s disappearance.

Kyle LeBlanc has been missing since December 2020.

Kyle LeBlanc has been missing since December 2020.

Saint John Police Department

LeBlanc is described as six feet tall, weighing around 170 pounds, with green eyes and dyed blonde-red hair. When last seen, he was wearing a light gray coat and black sweatpants.

Her family has already searched the community and offered a reward for information about her whereabouts.

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