UPDATE – Body found in area of Port Colborne Dog Park

The Niagara Regional Police continue to investigate the circumstances regarding a body that was discovered at the north end of the Port Colborne dog park on Elm Street in the City of Port Colborne.

On Thursday, April 12, 2018, at approximately 7:30 a.m. police responded to a welfare check; when personal property and a loose dog were found in the north end of the park. A search of the area led to the discovery of a 55 year old female that was deceased.

The dog park has been closed to the public since this time to assist with the investigation. It is expected that the park will reopen to the public later this afternoon. The area was closed for investigative purposes only and there is no concern for public safety within the dog park area.

Police are asking for the public’s assistance and looking to speak with anyone who may have been in the area of the dog park or observed a female walking with a dog on Elm Street sometime between Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 10:00 p.m. and Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 7:00 a.m.

The dog found at the scene was a black Labrador Retriever.

Description of the deceased:

  • Caucasian
  • Heavyset
  • Short grey/blond curly hair
  • Black jeans
  • Black boots
  • Dark blue wind breaker

The name of the deceased, who has been identified and next of kin notified, is not being released at this time.

Anyone with information to assist with this investigation is asked to call the Welland police station at (905) 688 4111 ext. 3300.

Source – Niagara Regional Police Service press release



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