Durham Region police investigate the discovery of human remains in a shallow grave in Pickering

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Durham Regional Police were called to the area of Concession Road 8 and Sideline 20 after a citizen located burnt human remains in a shallow grave on August 21st at approximately 2:30pm.

Forensic Investigators attended the scene to assist the Office of the Chief Coroner and a Forensic Anthropologist to recover the remains. A post-mortem will be conducted to determine more details about the deceased.

Police are urging any witnesses who may have information or who may have used the off-road/ATV trail in the last three weeks to come forward and speak with investigators.

Anyone with information pertaining to this investigation is asked to call Det. French of the Major Crimes – Homicide Unit at 1-888-579-1520. ext.5421.