Vanastra Suspicious Death Investigation Update - Deceased Identified

Source: Area OPP
Date: Fri May 11 15:30:51 MST 2018

(HURON EAST, ON) - Members from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment West Region Crime Unit, under the direction of Detective Inspector Randy Wright of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) are continuing with their investigation into the discovery of a female body found yesterday morning near Vanastra.

The deceased has been identified as 27-year-old Laura WIGELSWORTH from Vanastra, Ontario.

Huron County OPP had commenced a missing person investigation after learning she had failed to return home from an evening walk on May 9, 2018. A few hours later her body was found, by a civilian, in close proximity to Front Road just north of Vanastra.

This death is considered suspicious in nature. A post-mortem examination is scheduled to take place today to assist in determining the cause of death.

Huron OPP would like to remind citizens to be always mindful of their personal safety.

Any person with information regarding this incident should immediately contact the Huron County OPP Crime Unit at 1-888-310-1122 or (519) 524-8314.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

Please note: Front Road between 5th Avenue in Vanastra to Huron Road (Highway 8) remains closed for the police investigation.


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