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Foul play suspected in suspicious death

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The Thunder Bay OPP currently is investigating a suspicious death in which foul play is suspected.

Police received information yesterday that a body was located on the shoulder of Highway 527 just north of the Highway 11/17 junction.

An investigation has been commenced by the OPP's North West Region Crime Unit and OPP Forensic Identification Services, under the direction of Det. Insp. Darryl Sigouin of the OPP's Criminal Investigation Branch.

A post-mortem examination will be scheduled at the Office of the Chief Coroner and Forensic Pathology Service in Toronto.

Anyone with information related to this occurrence is asked to contact Det. Sgt. Curtis Peckford of the OPP Crime Unit at 1-807-939-2133 or the OPP Communication Centre at 1-888-310-1122.

If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

Further details will be provided only as they become available and as the investigation continues.

The OPP, meanwhile, reminds the public to be aware of their personal safety at all times.

The OPP's website at www.opp.ca contains a number of useful resources, tips, and links.

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