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UPDATE: Body found near highway identified as 40-year-old man

Autopsy scheduled for today as death investigation continues
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Barrie police are investigating after the body of an adult male was found June 24, 2019 in a wooded area near Highway 400 and Bayfield Street. Jenni Dunning/BradfordToday

On Monday, June 24, 2019, at 2:27 p.m., members of the Barrie Police Service responded to a report of deceased male located in a heavily wood area adjacent to the on-ramp to southbound Highway 400 from southbound Bayfield Street in the City of Barrie.

As a result of the investigation, which was conducted by the Barrie Police Criminal Investigation Division, who were assisted by the Forensic Identification Unit, the 40-year old victim has been positively identified and next-of-kin notifications have been made.

The deceased was removed from the scene late yesterday afternoon and transported to the Office of the Chief Coroner and Forensic Pathology Service (OCC-OFPS) in Toronto where a post-mortem is scheduled to take place today.

This death investigation is continuing and police are assisting the Coroner.