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Post-mortem next week for human bones found in Wasaga Beach

Search and investigation crews have cleared the scene off Highway 26 between Collingwood and Wasaga, but the identity of the body found remains unconfirmed
OPP file photo

Police hope to learn more next week about the human bones discovered in a wooded area off Highway 26 between Collingwood and Wasaga Beach this week. 

Const. Lindsay Griffin of the Huronia West OPP said there will be a post-mortem exam of the remains early next week. Until then, the investigation continues, but police are no longer at the site where the bones were discovered. 

An area off the highway over the Wasaga Beach boundary was blocked by police as investigation and search teams scoured the area. The terrain made the work more difficult with heavy vegetation and mud. The remains were first discovered by land surveyors who were in the area and called police at about 3:30 p.m. on May 24 to report what they had come across.

Griffin said police called in a K9 cadaver dog and a forensic anthropologist as well as the OPP crime unit and coroner to assist on scene. The remains were located about 200 metres from the highway. 

Griffin said she couldn't comment on the identity of the person whose remains have been found, nor for how long they have been decaying, but confirmed, "it's bones."