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Police find human remains in Fort Qu’Appelle, Sask.

Human remains were found within the town limits of Fort Qu’Appelle by RCMP on December 16.
Human remains were found within the town limits of Fort Qu’Appelle by RCMP on December 16. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John LeBlanc

UPDATE: RCMP have confirmed that the human remain are of Gary Pelletier

Human remains were found within the town limits of Fort Qu’Appelle by RCMP on Dec. 16.

The area where the remains were found are close to the southeast area of Echo Lake in the muskeg.

Police are working with the coroner’s office to identify the remains. The RCMP search and rescue team completed a search of the area and recovered several items of interest.

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A post-mortem examination will be completed on Tuesday by a forensic pathologist to positively identify the remains.

Currently, RCMP believe the remains may be of Gary Pelletier who was reported missing on Oct. 18, 2018. Pelletier’s family has been notified of the discovery.

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