Mark Clairmont | MuskokaTODAY.com
HUNTSVILLE — A second person faces charges in connection with an indignity to unidentified human remains found Sunday in Huntsville.
Yesterday, Lana MacDonald, 53, of Huntsville, was arrested in relation to this investigation and has been charged with Accessory After the Fact for the offence of Indignity to Human Remains, contrary to Section 182(b) of the Criminal Code of Canada.
MacDonald appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice in Huntsville today and was remanded into custody.
On Monday, police reported a Huntsville man had originally been charged with indignity to human remains after a body was found near Gryffin Lodge Road Nov. 21.
They said that 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.
On Monday Pit appeared before a Justice of the Peace and was remanded into custody, where the justice issued a court-ordered publication ban on details.
The Ontario Forensic Pathology Service (OFPS) is attempting to determine the identity of the deceased person.
Police said the Huntsville OPP Crime Unit is continuing the investigation, under the direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB), 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 OFPS.
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.
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