Monday, November 19, 2007

Ruttan Road A Potential Crime Scene

Bracebridge OPP and members of the Muskoka Crime Unit are continuing to investigate the recent discovery of human remains in a bush near Ruttan Road West in Gravenhurst, off Doe Lake Road. The remains, found by a hunter, are said to be significantly decayed and may have been in the bush for years.

Bracebridge OPP Const. Skeeter Kruger said police have brought in a forensic anthropologist to help determine the age and gender of the remains. (Skeeter Kruger would make a great name for a character, don’t you think?)

I’m sure it will come as no surprise that I’ll be keeping my eye on the Muskoka news to see what comes of this. Although the address is technically Gravenhurst, for those who haven’t been to Muskoka, this is actually pretty far out of town, in a rural area… Which should be obvious, considering the remains were found by a hunter.

The main thing that hits me about cases like this is that in all likelihood, this is someone who’s been missing for at least a year, possibly longer. I can only imagine that not knowing what’s happened to a child or loved one would tear a person apart, that it would be like dying a thousand deaths every day.

And with that, the reminder that C├ędrika Provencher has been missing since July 31, from Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, reportedly taken by a man who asked her to help him find his dog. The reward has been raised to $100,000.

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