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Meaford man charged in death of missing man, Emerson Sprung

Sprung was last seen riding his BMX bicycle away from his home in Meaford May 2. His remains were discovered May 6
Emerson Sprung was last seen leaving his residence in Meaford, Ontario, on his BMX bicycle. Police provided photo
MEAFORD, ON - On May 3, 2020, at 4:02 p.m., Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a missing person. The 25-year-old male was last seen on May 2, 2020, at 9 p.m. leaving the family residence at Trowbridge Street West in Meaford on his BMX bicycle.

Human remains, located on May 6th, have been identified as that of the missing male, Emerson Sprung, from Meaford. The OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) has now determined the death to be the result of homicide.

OPP have arrested and charged Matthew McQuarrie, 34 years old from Meaford, with first-degree murder, section 235(1) Criminal Code of Canada.

The accused has been remanded in custody and will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice on May 14, 2020.  

Anyone with information involving this investigation is asked to contact Grey Bruce OPP, 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.