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Human Remains Found Near Mount Forest

(TOWNSHIP OF WELLINGTON NORTH, ON) – The Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is investigating after human remains were located in Wellington North Township.

On May 4, 2021, shortly after 6:30 p.m., officers responded to a location, just south of Mount Forest, where an individual had reported finding remains in the bush in a rural area.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Wellington County OPP Crime Unit and Forensic Identification Services (FIS), under the direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB), in partnership with the Office of the Chief Coroner of Ontario (OCCO). 

A post-mortem examination will be conducted in an attempt to identify the remains and determine a cause of death.

Investigators believe this to be an isolated incident and there is no threat to public safety.

The investigation is in the early stages and more information will be released when it becomes available.