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More human remains found in Shantz Station

Waterloo Regional Police continue to investigate the discovery of human bones that were located in a field near Greenhouse Road in Woolwich Township in March. On May 28, with assistance from the Ontario Provincial Police canine unit, police conducted a follow-up ground search of the area, leading to the discovery of more remains.

“A search was done of the area at that time of the discovery,” said police spokesman Olaf Heinzel, “however, swampy conditions have only recently dried sufficiently to allow us to have a closer look.”

Preliminary information suggests that the remains belong to an adult Caucasian male, approximately 5’8” to 6’1”, with an average to heavy build. Analysis of the remains revealed there were healed fractures to his nose and left eye socket, as well as a healed fracture to his right wrist.

The male was wearing blue jeans with a size 38 waist and size 30 inseam and thick, red, suspenders under a white t-shirt. He was also wearing brown, lace-up deck shoes which were size 14 and were made by the “Penman’s” company.  Also recovered in the area was a beige-coloured sport jacket, with “Dekker, London” on the label.

Police continue to investigate this matter as a suspicious death.

“We are going through our missing person files, but if anyone has seen any suspicious activity in that area, or perhaps knows of a missing person who has never been reported, we are asking you to call in,” said Heinzel. “Any information that the public can provide us with, that can help us understand what happened here is appreciated.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the investigative services branch at 519-650-8500, ext. 8309 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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