Human remains are identified
Steve Newman, Renfrew Mercury
November 15, 2012
The Ontario Provincial Police has identified the human remains found in a wooded area of Greater Madawaska Township last Sunday.
At first the police were unable to say if the decomposed body was male or female, but a post-mortem conducted Wednesday in Toronto determined the remains are those of Fouad Nayel, 28, of Ottawa. He was reported missing by family members in June 2012.
The OPP is treating the case as a homicide.
The OPP began investigating the death after the Renfrew OPP detachment responded to a call about 3:30 p.m. Sunday. The call concerned the discovery of human remains found near Norton Road, just north of Calabogie.
The OPP and the Ottawa Police Service are conducting a joint investigation, under the direction of OPP Detective-Inspector Kevin Corcoran of the Criminal Investigation Branch.
The OPP’s emergency response team (ERT) is assisting in the investigation. Numerous police officers were on the scene this week, with various other units assigned to the case. These units include the Renfrew OPP crime unit, the East Region’s crime and canine units, the OPP’s forensic unit out of Smiths Falls, and the criminal investigation branch out of Orillia.
Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the Renfrew OPP crime unit at 613-432-3211 or the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).
- With files from the OPP
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