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Second person charged in Huntsville human remains case

Huntsville woman is charged with accessory after the fact
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Huntsville OPP have charged a second person in connection with the discovery of human remains on Sunday, November 21.

See: Human remains found in Huntsville. Man charged

On November 22 Lana MacDonald, 53, from Huntsville, was arrested in relation to this investigation and has been charged with "Accessory after the fact" for the offence of Indignity to Human Remains.

MacDonald appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice in Huntsville today and was remanded into custody.

Another individual arrested in connection with this investigation remains in custody. Police say Richard Pitt, 56, from Huntsville was arrested in relation to the incident and has been charged with "Indignity to Human Remains," 

The Ontario Forensic Pathology Service is attempting to determine the identity of the remains.

The Huntsville OPP Crime Unit is continuing the investigation, under the direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch, assisted by OPP Central Region Forensic Identification Services and the OPP Central Region Emergency Response Team. The investigation is being conducted in collaboration with the Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario and the OFPS.

Investigators are asking anyone with information to call Huntsville OPP at 1-888-310-1122.