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Foul play suspected after body identified as Brantford, Ont. man missing for months

Police say a case involving a missing Brantford man is now become a homicide probe. Don Mitchell / Global News

Brantford police (BPS) say a February missing person case has now become a homicide investigation.

BPS detectives have confirmed a body found south east of the city on Campbell Road and Old Onondaga Road East on May 3 is that of Brayden Ferrall, a 22-year-old last seen by friends on Feb. 18.

“The Office of the Coroner identified the body to be that of Brayden Ferrall,” the BPS homicide unit said in a email.

“The results of the post-mortem indicated that Ferrall was the victim of a homicide.”

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After numerous tips, a dedicated tip line was established in late March and the case was assigned to criminal investigators after a spokesperson revealed foul play was suspected in Ferrall’s disappearance.

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Investigators say they’re now engaged in an active murder probe and are releasing few details around the nature of Ferrall’s death.

They believe the death was not a random incident.

Anyone with information connected with the disappearance of Ferrall are asked to reach out to BPS at 519-756-7050 ext. 2800 or FerrallMissingPerson@police.brantford.on.ca or with Crime Stoppers.

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