Friday, April 21, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.
Human remains found in Wendover
Police are asking for help from the public to determine the identity of a man whose remains were found in the Wendover area.
OPP officers from the Hawkesbury detachment and members of the Forensics Identification Services Unit (FISU) were called out April 18 to a residence in Wendover because of a report of unidentified human remains found. The body was discovered along the shore of the Ottawa River at a location off of Division Road in the Village of Wendover in Alfred-Plantagenet Township.
The remains were removed from the site and taken to Ottawa Hospital for a post mortem examination on April 19.
So far police know that the remains are of a man, estimated between 40 to 50 years old, with an approximate height of six feet. The examination indicates his head was shaved and his face was unshaven, with very short or stubbly beard hair.
At the time the body was discovered, the unknown man was wearing an olive-coloured jacket with a zipper up the front. The jacket had a quilted liner and Velcro wrist cuffs. Under the jacket he wore a dark, long-sleeved shirt with a knitted greyish-blue sweater overtop. He had on black nylon track pants, which had a two-tone side leg strip. He also wore underneath long underwear, white or grey in colour. The man wore maroon-coloured thick wool socks, and size 11 black Airwalk brand running shoes.
Police have found nothing else to help determine the identity of the deceased. The FISU and Russell County OPP Crime Unit will continue investigating under the direction of lead officer, Det-Insp. Daniel Nadeau.
Anyone with information which may help identify the man can call the Rockland OPP detachment at 613-446-5124 or the OPP toll-free number at 1-888-310-1122.