Police in Smiths Falls, Ont., are asking the public to avoid a wooded area on William Street West after human remains were discovered on Monday afternoon.
The Smiths Falls Police Service said a passing cyclist in the area made the discovery shortly after 4:30 p.m.
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The identity of the deceased has not been confirmed, but police said in a brief statement Tuesday that the investigation “may be linked to a missing person report” from this past July.
Residents have been told to expect a “heavy police presence” in the area as OPP and the coroner’s office search the scene.
Drivers are asked to use caution if driving by the site.