Police investigate body found in pond

Barrie police have closed off a section of Victoria Street, west of Anne Street, after a body was located in the marsh area of Dyment Pond.
Police report that on Tuesday, Aug. 29 shortly after 11 p.m. they received a call from a female at the Wellington Plaza reporting a male had approached her advising there was a body in the pond. Police arrived to conduct a ground search, and after a short time officers located a deceased body, believed to be female, with obvious signs of decomposition.
Detectives are currently in the initial stages of the investigation and a heavy police presence will be in seen in the area of Victoria Street, Vespra Street and John Street while the area is being processed. At this time the female’s identity is currently unknown however this incident is not thought to be related to any other ongoing missing person investigations with the Barrie Police Service.
A forensic post mortem will be conducted to determine cause of death and investigators are working closely with the local coroner and forensic anthropologists from the Center of Forensic Sciences in Toronto.
Police are continuing their investigation at this time and wish for anyone who may have information to please contact Barrie Police Service Homicide Unit at 705-725-7025 ext. 2160. Any information can be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or leave an anonymous tip online at www.tipsubmit.com


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