During the afternoon of October 1, 2015, police received a report of human remains located in
the area of the Sandy Falls Road, in the Mattagami River. Uniformed officers attended the
scene, along with members of the Criminal Investigation and Forensic Identification sections.
Police believe that the remains have been in the water for a length of time, and are currently
reviewing all outstanding missing persons files. At this time, police do not have reason to
suspect foul play is involved.
A post-mortem examination will take place in Toronto to determine cause of death and to
identify the individual. A date for the post-mortem examination has not yet been confirmed. We
will provide an update to the public once the post-mortem examination is complete. Until that
time, no further information is available.