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OPP probe continues into human remains found in Hawkins Tract Conservation Area

By Heather Rivers, Woodstock Sentinel-Review

Ontario Provincial Police are investigating after the weekend discovery of human remains at the Hawkins Tract Conservation Area near Brownsville.

Ontario Provincial Police are investigating after the weekend discovery of human remains at the Hawkins Tract Conservation Area near Brownsville.

Just a few kilometres from the village of Brownsville, a team of OPP forensic investigators are at the Hawkins Tract Conservation Area where human remains were discovered on Saturday.

OPP spokesperson Const. Laura Brown said the investigation began Monday morning and said she would provide updates “as soon as possible.”

The investigation is under the direction of acting OPP Detective Inspector Randy Gaynor. The identity of the remains is still unknown and the area is under forensic investigation.

Shortly after 12:30 p.m. Saturday OPP were dispatched to the wooded area off Hawkins Road in South-West Oxford that is part of Catfish Creek Conservation Authority.

The tract, which is largely surrounded by agricultural land, is cordoned off with yellow police tape. Largely wooded, parts of it are also littered with garbage and empty beer bottles.

Anyone with information on the case is being asked to contact the Oxford County OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

HRivers@postmedia.com