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Human remains identified as missing man

Human remains found earlier this month in the area near the community of Big Island First Nation have been identified as a missing 26-year-old.
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Bradley Kirkrude
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BIG ISLAND FIRST NATION – Human remains discovered in the area near the community of Big Island First Nation have been identified as 26-year-old Bradley Kirkrude Jr.

OPP and Treaty Three Police Service commenced an investigation after Bradley Kirkrude Jr. of Big Island First Nation Territory was reported missing on Oct. 8, 2018.

On May 15, 2019 members of the OPP’s Northwest Region Emergency Response Team located human remains in an area near the community of Big Island First Nation.

A post mortem was conducted on May 24 at the Centre of Forensic Sciences in Toronto, Ontario.

The human remains have been positively identified as Bradley Kirkrude Jr., 26, of Big Island First Nation Territory.

Police continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of Bradley Kirkrude Jr. The investigation is being conducted by the Rainy River District OPP Crime Unit, the Northwest Region Emergency Response Team the Forensic Identification Services Unit and the Treaty Three Police Service under the direction of Detective Inspector Serge ACAY of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch.

Any person with information regarding this investigation should immediately contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122 or the Rainy River District OPP detachment at 1-807-274-3322.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or access their website at: http://www.p3tips.com/273 where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.





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