Police investigating discovery of human remains near Bancroft

Hunter found partial skeletal remains in wooded area in Hastings Highland Township on Saturday

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Police are investigating after human remains were discovered in Hastings Highland Township northeast of Bancroft.

On Saturday (November 13), a hunter called the Bancroft OPP after finding partial skeletal remains in a wooded area near Boulter Road.

Police say there is no threat to public safety, but there will be a large police presence in the area throughout the week as part of the investigation.

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The identity of the deceased person has not yet been determined, according to police.

The OPP Criminal Investigation Branch is leading the investigation in collaboration with the Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario, the Centre of Forensic Sciences, OPP Forensic Identification Services, and OPP Emergency Response Team.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.