Police still need to identify body


Investigators from the Huron County OPP Crime Unit continued to appeal to the public for help in identifying a body that washed up on the beach just north of Port Albert Oct. 15.

Investigators would like to speak with anybody who may have recently come across an abandoned vessel or related marine or sporting equipment along the Lake Huron shoreline. Any findings of vessels, including but not limited to kayaks, canoes, fishing boats, kiteboards, paddleboards, personal watercrafts, inflatable rafts, dinghies should be reported to police. You can reach the Huron OPP Crime Unit at 519-524-8314 or at 1-888-310-1122.

The exact length of time that the deceased male had been in the water prior to his death is not known. However, any findings that have happened in the past month are of particular interest to police.

The man was described as being between 5'8" and 5'10", balding with a thin moustache. He was wearing a blue, dark blue and white Personal Flotation Device, a black fleece jacket, Nike cross-trainer shoes and black wind pants with a Performance Edge Pro logo.

A post-mortem examination was scheduled to take place last Monday. Police, however, did not reveal the results of the exam.

If you have information but want to stay anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You might be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.