11:16 a.m. on July 18
The OPP underwater search and recovery unit and the East Algoma OPP have concluded their search and have released the scene at Semiwite Lake north of Elliot Lake.
Police are currently investigating a drowning incident in the 1970s which may be related to the body recovered, according to a news release. The identity of the victim has not been confirmed.
The investigation is continuing with the Coroner's office and forensic identification will be conducted on the remains found.
Foul play is not suspected at this time.
Police believe they have located the body related to the human foot found in Mississagi Provincial Park, north of Elliot Lake, on July 16.
Yesterday, after receiving a report on the weekend that a human foot had been found in the park, the OPP Underwater Search and Recovery Unit located and recovered a body in Semiwite Lake at the Mississagi Provincial Park, 22 kilometres north of Elliot Lake.
The condition of the body indicates that it has been under water for a lengthy period of time, police report.
The investigation is continuing with the Coroners Office. Although police believe the foot found on the weekend goes with the body found yesterday, forensic identification of the found remains has not yet been completed.
Police continue their investigation in an effort of identifying the deceased.
The East Algoma OPP in Elliot Lake is continuing its investigation into the found human remains at a park north of Elliot Lake.
Police confirmed through forensic pathology report that a human foot was located on July 13 at Mississagi Provincial Park, 22 kilometres north of Elliot Lake. The OPP Underwater Search and Recovery Unit are on scene and continuing the search.
The OPP said it will continue to information as it becomes available.
Posted by Mark Gentili