April 18, 2019 4:26 pm

Body found in Campbellford park identified as missing resident Nicole Smith: OPP

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Ontario Provincial Police have confirmed that the body of a woman found in a park in Campbellford last weekend is that of missing resident Nicole Smith.

Smith, 25, was reported missing on Aug. 20, 2018.

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On Saturday, a group of family and friends conducted a small search around the town located about 52 km east of Peterborough.

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Some in the search party visited the Lions Club Park on County Road 50, where they located the human remains. Northumberland OPP attended and investigated.

OPP say a post-mortem identified the body as that of Smith.

“There has not been a determination of cause of death released yet,” Sgt. Jason Folz of the OPP’s Central Region told Global Peterborough on Thursday afternoon.

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On Facebook, family of Smith’s expressed their sadness but also gratitude for those who supported them and assisted throughout their eight-month search.

“It means the world to us that you helped bring her home,” the post said on “Help us bring Nicole Smith home.”

The investigation is ongoing, Folz said.

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