Upper Ottawa Valley OPP say human remains were discovered in the Ottawa River near Pembroke this week.

On May 9, around 5 p.m., police say they received a report of “unidentified human remains” in the Ottawa River in the township of Laurentian Valley.


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Coroners, OPP forensic identification services and the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP’s crime unit are working together to investigate.

OPP said the body has been sent off to Ottawa for a post-mortem in hopes of identifying the body and the cause of death. Police said the remains looked as if they had been submerged for some time.

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OPP would not give any more information about the suspected identity of the deceased but said there is no risk to public safety at this time.

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Police are asking anyone who believes they have information about the human remains to contact the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP detachment at 613-732-3332.

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OPP find unidentified human remains in Ottawa River near Pembroke

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