Human Remains Found In Ottawa River

Unidentified human remains have been found in the Ottawa River just east of Pembroke.

The discovery was made on Thursday on the shoreline near Forest Park Road, in the Cotnam Island area of Laurentian Valley Township.

The OPP say they received a report about the discovery from a resident in the area at around 5:00 p.m. on Thursday.

That launched an investigation which now involves the Coroner, the OPP's Forensic Identificaiton Service, and the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP Crime Unit.

Police say there is no risk to public safety connected to this incident.

Anyone with information surrounding this incident is asked to contact Crime Stoppers or the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP detachment.