Land survey crew finds human remains in wooded area of Wasaga Beach, 1 lane of Hwy. 26 closed for investigation
UPDATED: OPP say too early to determine cause of death, identity of body
Griffin told Simcoe.com during an interview at the site, May 25, that officers would likely be in the area for another 24 hours. One westbound lane of Hwy. 26 has been closed as a staging area for officers involved in the investigation.
"It has been confirmed that the remains are human, and we're still continuing a grid search at this time," she said.
The remains were located approximately 200 metres off the highway, Griffin said, and the search area is extensive.''
Provincial police are investigating the discovery of human remains along Highway 26 near Wasaga Beach.
According to police, workers with a land surveying company found the remains on Wednesday afternoon in an area off the highway near Beachwood Road.
The OPP Forensic unit, the coroner and a forensic anthropologist are assisting with the investigation.
Police say the remains appear historical in nature and believe there is no threat to public safety.
An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death.
Police ask anyone with information to contact the Huronia West OPP or Crime Stoppers to remain anonymous.''
Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are investigating after human remains were found by members of a land surveying company in Wasaga Beach on Wednesday.