UPDATE: Body of adult found along Lake Ontario shoreline in Mississauga

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Published March 25, 2024 at 1:42 pm

Dead body found by Lake Ontario in Mississauga.

A dead body found along the Lake Ontario shoreline in Mississauga this afternoon is that of an adult, but police say they haven’t yet confirmed if it was a man or woman.

Peel Regional Police are revealing few details about the grisly noon-hour discovery, saying only the body is that of an adult and that it was found by a homeowner on the shoreline portion of their back yard.

A police spokesperson who addressed members of the media Monday afternoon at the Beechwood Avenue/Richey Crescent scene said it’s believed the body had been there for about 24 to 48 hours.

Const. Richard Chin said Mississauga firefighters pronounced the person dead shortly after arriving at the scene along with Peel police officers.

Further investigation is expected to reveal the gender and, hopefully, according to police, details surrounding the circumstances of the person’s death.

Chin said the investigation is in “the very early stages” and police are still trying to notify family of the victim. They’re also contacting other police agencies to see if any missing persons may match the victim’s description.

He added investigators want to speak with anyone who can help them piece together what happened leading up to the person’s death.

In the meantime, the coroner, a forensics team, uniformed officers and members of the force’s 12 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau remained at the scene, Chin said.

The area where the body was found is at Richey Crescent and Beechwood Avenue, just west of Cooksville Creek and RK McMillan Park and east of the Adamson Estate.

Anyone with information is asked to call Peel police at 905-453-2121 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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