Shallow grave with human remains found in rural Pickering

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Published August 22, 2022 at 11:16 am

Homicide investigators are on the scene after human remains were discovered in a shallow grave in rural Pickering Sunday afternoon.

Durham Police officers were called to Concession Road 8 and Sideline 20 about 2:30 p.m. yesterday after a citizen located burnt human remains in a shallow grave. Forensic Investigators were called to assist and are working with the Office of the Chief Coroner and a Forensic Anthropologist to recover the remains.

pickering human remains

A post-mortem will be conducted to determine more details about the remains.

Police are urging any witnesses who may have information or who may have used the off-road/ATV trail in the last three weeks to come forward and speak with investigators.

Anyone with information pertaining to this investigation is asked to call Det. French of the Major Crimes – Homicide Unit at 1-888-579-1520. ext.5421.

Anonymous information can be sent to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.

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