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Update: Saugeen First Nation statement – Saugeen Times

SAUGEEN FIRST NAATION, ON – Members of the Saugeen Shores Police Service (SSPS) and the Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are working together on a joint investigation following the discovery of bones.

On October 19, 2023, a citizen contacted police after discovering what appeared to be human skeletal remains at the Southampton compost site and called SSPS.

After a thorough examination by a forensic anthropologist, it has been determined that the located remains are Indigenous in origin and have been determined to be historic in nature and will not be part of a criminal investigation.

“We appreciate that the discovery of ancestral remains is a challenging time for members of First Nation communities, and supportively, we extend empathy and healing energy to those who may require comfort during this time’, offered Chief Conrad Ritchie.

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