Human remains found in two separate locations in cottage country almost a two-hour drive apart – belong to the same man, the OPP said Monday. Post-mortem conducted on the remains found north of Barrie and near Huntsville Saturday revealed they belonged to the same person, a still unknown male victim, police said.
“We have confirmed, through the post-mortem investigation, that we are dealing with a homicide,” said OPP Const. Peter Leon Monday. “The remains were dismembered.” Police would give few details, other than it was the body of a man and hadn’t been there long.
Leon said not all the parts were recovered. Police are asking anyone in those areas who may noticed anything suspicious Friday night or early Saturday morning to contact them.
After determining the first discovery was that of a human, OPP called in several teams, including the criminal investigation branch, the Barrie OPP crime unit, forensic identification unit, emergency response and the OPP SAVE (snowmobile, ATV and vessel enforcement) team.
Police are no longer concentrating on the areas where the parts were found, although not everything has been recovered. “We will say there are additional body parts… that we’re still searching for,” said Leon. Read the post here.