Burnt human remains found in ‘shallow grave’ in Pickering and police are investigating

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Greater Toronto Police launched a homicide investigation over the weekend after a shocking discovery on a country road in Pickering.

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According Durham Regional Police (DRPS), investigators were called to the area of ​​Concession Road 8 and Sideline 20 around 2:30 p.m. on August 21, 2022, after “burnt human remains” were found in a “shallow grave.”

Golf courses and parks are located close to the rural area, which is noticeably isolated and frequented by off-road enthusiasts.

Police reported that “a citizen” was the first to come across the remains. However, it is not known what this person was doing in the area at the time.

A team of forensic investigators, members of the Office of the Chief Coroner and an anthropologist are currently working to recover the remains.

“An autopsy will be performed to obtain further details about the deceased,” the report said.

The identity of the deceased or suspect has not yet been released by police, but updates are expected.

Until then, the DRPS urges witnesses or anyone who has used the area ATV trail in the past three weeks to contact investigators at 1-888-579-1520. extension 5421.

If you have the information but wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, which also qualifies you to receive a $2,000 cash reward.

Media Sergeant Joanne Bortoluss was there at 11:30 a.m. answer questions from journalists. The ongoing investigation is still in its early stages.

This is a developing story. Check back for more details.

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