Police have said that remains found in a river in Dunnville, Ontario, are that of a young girl.
At about 1:22 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17, the OPP’s Haldimand County Detachment, Haldimand County Fire Services and Haldimand County Emergency Services attended a scene in Dunnville after the body of a child was found.
On Wednesday, the OPP confirmed that the remains, which were located in the Grand River, are of a “female child” who was “approximately one to four years of age,” according to a press release.
Police said the girl had been in the water for a “period of time.”
The Office of the Chief Coroner and Ontario Forensic pathology Service in Toronto will conduct a post-mortem examination on May 19, 2022.
“The Haldimand County OPP Crime Unit is investigating the death, under the direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch, with the assistance of OPP Forensic Identification Services and in conjunction with the Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario,” police said.
Additionally, anyone with information is being encouraged to speak with the police, and a special tip line has been created to help with the investigation. Those with information are asked to call 1-844-677-9403.