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Third person charged in Huntsville human remains case

Two other individuals have been arrested in connection with this investigation and both remain in custody
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The entrance to OPP Huntsville.

A third person faces charges in connection with the discovery of human remains in Huntsville on Sunday, November 21.

See: Second person charged in Huntsville human remains case

And: Human remains found in Huntsville. Man charged

On November 23 Matthew Sturgess, 37, from Huntsville, was arrested in relation to this investigation.

Sturgess is charged with:

  • Accessory after the fact for the offence of Indignity to human remains
  • Failure to comply with an undertaking

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

The two others arrested in connection with this investigation,  Richard Pitt, 56, and Lana MacDonald, 53, both of Huntsville, remain in custody.

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

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.