Remains confirmed as Mandy Thompson

Police have confirmed that human remains discovered by hunters are that of Mandy Thompson, missing for more than a year.
Just before 8 a.m. on Tuesday Feb. 27, OPP officers attended the Heritage Hills Golf Club at 367 Line 1 South in Oro-Medonte Township after a group of hunters discovered what were later confirmed to be the remains of Thompson, missing since Friday Feb. 3, 2017. Barrie police and the OPP conducted an extensive and exhaustive search for a number of weeks following her disappearance.
Upon arrival at the scene, police were able to confirm that the remains were human. However, due to buildup of snow and ice in the area, a controlled process was required to slowly thaw out the underlying ground and melt the snow with an enclosed tent and portable heaters, police report.
Since that time, the Barrie-Orillia OPP Crime Unit has worked very closely with the detectives from the Barrie Police Service (BPS) Homicide Unit in order to identify the deceased. Last Friday, March 2, a forensic anthropologist attended the scene and coordinated the removal of the remains which were then transported to the Office of the Chief Coroner and Forensic Pathology Service (OCC- OFPS) for a forensic post mortem examination, police report.
The post mortem examination positively identified the remains as belonging to 72-year old Madelaine (Mandy) Thompson. The Barrie Police Service and the OPP wish to thank the public for their continued support and ongoing assistance while these investigations were carried out.


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