HUNTSVILLE — A Huntsville man faces charges of indignity to human remains after a body was found near Gryffin Lodge Road Sunday.
Police say that the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service is attempting to determine the identity of the person.
They say that on November 21 a member of the public called the OPP to report human remains and uniformed officers responded.
Richard Pitt, 56, of Huntsville, was arrested in relation to this incident and has been charged with Indignity to Human Remains, contrary to Section 182(b) of the Criminal Code of Canada.
Yesterday he appeared before a Justice of the Peace and was remanded into custody, where the justice issued a court-ordered publication ban on details.
The Huntsville OPP Crime Unit is continuing the investigation, under the direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB), and assisted by OPP Central Region Forensic Identification Services and the OPP Central Region Emergency Response Team. The investigation is being conducted in collaboration with the Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario and the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service.
Investigators are asking anyone with information to call Huntsville OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can also submit your information online at https://ontariocrimestoppers.ca. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and you will remain anonymous. Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.