On April 15, 2019, shortly before 2:00 p.m., members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Temiskaming Detachment were notified of found human remains in Coleman Township, South East of the Town of Cobalt, Ontario. 

A post mortem was conducted by the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service (OFPS) earlier today in Ottawa, Ontario.  The human remains have been identified as those of Nicholas RIVARD, 21-years-old, of Haileybury, Ontario  

The investigation remains ongoing with members of the Temiskaming OPP Crime Unit, under the direction of Detective Staff Sergeant Kurtis Fredericks, OPP Criminal Investigation Branch.

The OPP would also like to thank members of the public who assisted during this investigation. 


Anyone with information relating to this investigation is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or their nearest police authority. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online at www.canadiancrimestoppers.org/tips, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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