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29/07/2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, July 29, 2013 6:28pm


(Ottawa)—A post mortem examination has confirmed the identity of a body discovered Sunday in Ottawa. The victim is Melissa Kelly RICHMOND, 28 years old, of North Dundas Township.

The Ottawa Police Service (OPS) and the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) now consider this case a homicide.

She was last seen leaving her residence on July 24th and her vehicle was located on July 26th in Ottawa's south end. She was the subject of a missing person investigation led by the OPP.

The OPS Major Crime Section and OPP Criminal Investigation Branch are conducting a joint investigation. There is no information available about possible suspect(s) at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this homicide is urged to call the OPS Major Crime Section at 613-236-1222 ext. 5493 or the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch at 1-888-310-1122, Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477(TIPS) or toll free at 1-800-222-8477.

The Ottawa Police and OPP wish to remind everyone to practice personal safety at all times. Safety tips can be found at www.opp.ca or www.ottawapolice.ca

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CONTACT:
Ottawa Police, Media Relations Section
Tel. 613-236-1222, ext. 5366
@OttawaPolice
facebook.com/OttawaPoliceService

OPP, Sgt. Kristine Rae
Cell. 613-285-5479
@OPP_News
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sunday, July 28, 2013                   9:52pm

 

                   Suspicious Death investigation by Ottawa Police and OPP

(Ottawa)–The Ottawa Police Service and the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Criminal Investigation Branch, are continuing to investigate a suspicious death upon the discovery of human remains in the South Keys area.

This morning, at approximately 9:00am, police discovered a body at a Bank St. property.

There has been no positive identification of the remains and a post-mortem has been scheduled for tomorrow in Ottawa.

Further updates will be provided after the post-mortem and next of kin notification.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to call the Ottawa Police Service at 613-236-1222 ext. 5493.

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CONTACT: 

Ottawa Police, Media Relations Section

Tel. 613-236-1222, ext. 5366

@OttawaPolice

facebook.com/OttawaPoliceService    

 

www.opp.ca

Twitter at:  www.twitter.com/OPP_News

 

Ottawa Police Service/Service de police d'Ottawa

www.ottawapolice.ca