Missing person In Elliot Lake determined to be homicide

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Missing Person Now a Homicide Investigation

(ELLIOT LAKE, ON) – On February 14, 2018, members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) located human remains in a wooded area within the City of Elliot Lake, Ontario.

The human remains were that of missing person, Joseph TOPPING, 31 years of age from Elliot Lake, Ontario.

On February 26, 2018, a post mortem examination was concluded by the Office of the Chief Coroner-Ontario Forensic Pathology Service (OCC-OFPS) in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. As a result, investigators have classified the death of Joseph TOPPING, as a homicide.

The OPP Crime Unit is continuing their investigation under the direction of OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) Detective Inspector Mark Zulinski.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident should immediately contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit information online at www.saultcrimestoppers.com where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.

The investigation is on-going and further information will be provided when it becomes available.


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