Still no ID on skeletal remains found in Cornwall

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Cornwall Community Police Service

Cornwall police are still waiitng for a report from a forensic expert that could shed more light on the skeletal remains found in a city home earlier this month.

Const Melaine Labellle told Seaway News forensic experts are continuing to examine the remains in hopes of providing greater detail to police.

"We've had nothing," she said regarding a report on the issue. "These things take time."

Three weeks ago Cornwall firefighters came across the skeletal remains of an individual at an Alice Street home while they were examining the property with a bylaw officer who were trying to determine if the property should be condemned.

The remains had decayed to the point where they were essentially just bones.

Labelle surmised if there would have been tissue left to examine, the forensic report may have been completed by now - but with little left to examine, the process is taking longer.

Police are unsure how the remains ended up in the home at the corner of Alice and First streets.

When initially asked if the remains belonged to a person who may have been the victim of some kind of attack, Labelle incdicated those details haven't been determined.

"Until the (pathologist) can actually determine what the cause of death is, we can't speculate," she said in an earier interview. "We don't know if it's foul play, or natural causes."

Organizations: Seaway News

Geographic location: Cornwall, Alice Street

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