HUMAN REMAINS FOUND IN LAKE NIPISSING AND NEAR MATTAWA TODAY

(NORTH BAY, ON) – On July 17, 2021 at approximately 12:30 p.m., members of the North Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the OPP Marine Unit were called regarding a body floating in Lake Nipissing near Goose Island.

The investigation is continuing with the assistance of the OPP North East Region Crime Unit, the OPP Forensic Identification Services (FIS) and the Office of the Chief Coroner and the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service (OCC-OFPS).

The identity of the deceased has yet to be confirmed.

Further information will be released as it becomes available.


(MATTAWA, ON) – On July 17, 2021 at approximately 12:40 p.m., members of the Mattawa Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a call for service in Papineau-Cameron Township, east of Mattawa.

The OPP attended the wooded area and located a deceased person. The investigation is continuing with the assistance of the OPP North East Region Crime Unit, the OPP Forensic Identification Services (FIS) and the Office of the Chief Coroner and the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service (OCC-OFPS).

The identity of the deceased has not yet been confirmed.

There is no concern for public safety.

Further information will be released as it becomes available.