Bodies found in submerged car in Trent-Severn Waterway those of missing elderly couple

Nickolas and Aspasia Missios of Scarborough were reported missing in early June

83-year-old Nickolas Missios and 83-year-old Aspasia Missios of Scarborough were reported missing on June 6, 2019. Police have now confirmed the two bodies found in in a submerged car near Brighton on June 17, 2019 are those of the couple. (Photos supplied by Toronto Police)
83-year-old Nickolas Missios and 83-year-old Aspasia Missios of Scarborough were reported missing on June 6, 2019. Police have now confirmed the two bodies found in in a submerged car near Brighton on June 17, 2019 are those of the couple. (Photos supplied by Toronto Police)

Following a port-mortem examination, police have released the identities of two bodies found in a submerged car near Brighton on Monday, June 17th.

The bodies have been identified as those of 83-year-old Nickolas Missios and 83-year-old Aspasia Missios of Scarborough. The Missios were reported missing on June 6th.

The Missios’ bodies were found in their silver Subaru sedan, submerged in water west of the Murray Canal Swing Bridge along the Trent Severn Waterway.

Police have released no other details about their ongoing investigation into the deaths.

If anyone has information on this incident, they are asked to contact the OPP at 888-310-1122 or your nearest police authority. If you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit your information online at www.stopcrimehere.ca.

 

Original story (published June 18, 2019)

A car is removed from the Trent Severn Waterway near Brighton after two unidentified bodies were discovered in the submerged vehicle on June 17, 2019. (Photo: @OPP_CR / Twitter)
A car is removed from the Trent Severn Waterway near Brighton after two unidentified bodies were discovered in the submerged vehicle on June 17, 2019. (Photo: @OPP_CR / Twitter)

Police are continuing to investigate after the bodies of two people were found in a submerged car near Brighton on Monday morning (June 17).

The car was submerged in water west of the Murray Canal Swing Bridge along the Trent Severn Waterway.

Police say the identities of the two people are still unknown, and have not released any information about their genders or ages.

The Northumberland OPP crime unit is continuing its investigation with assistance from the underwater search and recovery unit, the marine unit, technical traffic collision investigators, and central region forensic identification services.

The bodies have been sent to the Centre of Forensic Sciences, where a post-mortem examination will be conducted.

Anyone with information is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

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