Georgian Bay OPP Police Press Releases

Identity of Found Remains Confirmed To Be Missing Person

(GEORGIAN BAY, ON) – The Southern Georgian Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has received confirmation that human remains found in Georgian Bay Township belong to a missing person from 2018, Eric SPENCER.

On October 17, 2018, the 60-year-old missing person of Thornbury was reported last seen in the area of South Bay Road and Honey Harbour Road.

On April 21, 2024, human remains were discovered in a wooded area near the intersection of South Bay Road and Honey Harbour Road by a volunteer search organization, Please Bring Me Home.

The investigation was conducted by the OPP Southern Georgian Bay Detachment Crime Unit and the Office of the Chief Coroner, with the assistance from the OPP Forensic Identification Unit and the Centre of Forensic Sciences in Toronto.

No foul play is suspected in this investigation.

The OPP wishes to thank the community members who assisted in this investigation.

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