Police have confirmed the body of a deceased person found on Sunday (September 18) is that of missing 22-year-old Travis Nickerson of Northumberland County.
The village of Hastings resident was last seen on September 8 and police issued a missing person report on September 12, describing Nickerson and the vehicle he was driving.
On Sunday, the Northumberland OPP received information about Nickerson’s vehicle being seen in the area of County Road 18 in Alnwick-Haldimand Township.
Officers responded to the scene and found the body of a deceased person.
After the discovery of the body, police said an investigation into the identity of the deceased person was ongoing and a post-mortem examination would be conducted at the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service in Toronto.
On Thursday (September 22), police said the post-mortem examination was conducted on Monday and confirmed the body to be that of Nickerson.
The cause of Nickerson’s death remains under investigation pending further forensic analysis.
The investigation continues into the circumstances surrounding the death by members of the Northumberland OPP Crime Unit, under the direction of the Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB), with the assistance of OPP Forensic Identification Services and in conjunction with the Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario and the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service.
Police are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to immediately contact the Northumberland OPP at 1-888-310-1122.
If you prefer to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip online at stopcrimehere.ca.