Human Remains Found in Zorra Township


  • Community   Fri, Jul 1st, 2022   Lee Griffi



By Lee Griffi
The Oxford detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police has launched an investigation after human remains were found at an undisclosed location in Zorra Township.
Police were dispatched to the scene on Monday of this week at about 4:45 p.m. Media Relations Officer Patti Cole says, “the remains were found on private property, and out of respect of the owner, we are not releasing the location.”
The OPP are releasing few details, but a source tells The Gazette a burnt-out vehicle with a body inside was found southeast of Embro in the area of 41st Line and Oxford Road 74.
The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Oxford OPP Major Crime Unit and Forensic Identification Services in partnership with the Office of the Chief Coroner of Ontario. A post-mortem examination will be conducted to attempt to identify the remains and determine a cause of death.
Cole says investigators believe this to be an isolated incident and there is no threat to public safety. “The investigation is in the early stages and more information will be released when it becomes available,” she adds.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Oxford OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit an online tip at www.oxfordcrimestoppers.com, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000