Royal Canadian Mounted Police discover human remains during search for missing man

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The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) discovered human remains during the search for a missing man in New Brunswick. (Photo – RCMP)

“On June 3, 2021, following information received from the public, police located human remains behind an abandoned mobile home on a dirt road known as Quarry Road in Coburg. Police were in the area conducting searches as part of the investigation into the disappearance of James (Jamie) Leard,” the RCMP said in a statement.

The statement further added that an autopsy has been ordered to positively identify the remains, and to determine cause of death.

Jamie Leard was last seen at a home on Upper Cape Road on May 26, 2021, RCMP said, adding that he was reported missing to police on May 28.

“The same day, his vehicle – a silver 2012 Mazda 3 – was discovered abandoned on Main Street in Springhill, N.S. Information gathered during the course of the investigation has led police to believe criminality may have been involved in his disappearance,” RCMP added.

Cpl. Hans Ouellette of the New Brunswick RCMP said “We are still awaiting positive identification, so we cannot confirm yet that we have located the body of Jamie Leard.”

He also added that “Our investigators have been in contact with his family to keep them informed of the discovery. We are continuing to diligently investigate what happened to Jamie Leard.”

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