Human remains found in remote area, Kirkland Lake OPP confirm

An Orillia man is facing arson charges following a long-term investigation into more than two dozen fires in the Scout Valley area of Orillia and the Grant's Woods area of Severn Township. (FILE)

Human remains have been discovered in a "very desolate area" in the northwest section of the Kirkland Lake OPP detachment area, CTV News has learned.

Staff Sgt. Ryan Dougan said police are still investigating the identity of the person who was found.

Kirkland Lake OPP is expected to issue further updates once the remains are identified.