NRP continuing to investigate tragic death of Welland youth

Niagara Regional Police are continuing their investigation into the death of a Welland youth whose body was recovered in the Welland Recreational Waterway in late May. 

Detectives are continuing to identify and interview persons who may have knowledge of the matter and are actively looking for an Apple iPhone and a pair of running shoes that belonged to the deceased.

NRP say they are aware the incident has attracted significant social media interest, with unsubstantiated rumours and information being circulated.
 
To date, police have no information or evidence to suggest that the drowning was caused by any criminal act. 
 
NRP are still asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of the two missing items is asked to please call (905) 688 4111 ext. 3300.

The name of the deceased is being withheld out of respect for the family.