Dead body found along Ottawa River

Police have recovered a woman’s body from the shore of the Ottawa River in L’Orignal.

The Hawkesbury OPP detachment received a call before noon April 4 about a dead person seen along the shore of the river near the village.

Officers responding to the call recovered the body of a woman. The deceased was taken to Ottawa Hospital for a post-mortem examination.

No information is available yet regarding either the identity of the deceased or the circumstances surrounding her death.

The OPP Forensic Identification Unit and the Office of the Chief Coroner are working on the case in partnership with the Hawkesbury OPP Crime Unit.

Police will provide an update on the matter when more information is available. 

Work continues on the Ecolomondo project, a “green” addition to Hawkesbury’s industrial sector and the company is optimistic about having its new showpiece recycling facility ready soon.