Written By: Tuesday, March 6th 2018

UPDATE: Police confirm that the remains belong to missing person Mandy Thompson. She went missing February 2017. Both Barrie Police and OPP used a plethora of search tools at their disposal to help bring Mandy home.

The full police release can be read here.

Human remains have been discovered in Oro Medonte today by some hunters.

OPP have blocked of the area on a property on Line 1 near Heritage Hills Golf Course. The remains were found just before 8am today by hunters, but police have taken over the area and have started their investigation. Investigators have said that the ground is too frozen to removed the body and they will be setting up a tent with heaters to help melt the snow and soften the ground.

Once the remains are able to be removed, they’ll be sent to Toronto for a full forensic autopsy to help identify them.

Sgt Peter Leon with the OPP did a live video regarding the gruesome find; that can be viewed here.