Toronto TV station CP-24 is reporting that missing gamer Brandon Crisp has been found dead.
From the report:
Police have found the body of missing Barrie-area boy Brandon Crisp… He was found on Fifth Line in the Barrie area…
A massive search was underway for the teen in Shanty Bay on the Oro Medonte Rail Trail, just outside of Barrie, since his disappearance on Thanksgiving Day.
Last week, a second witness confirmed seeing Crisp on the trail the night he disappeared.
CTV spoke with Sgt. Dave Goodbrand of the Barrie Police:
At this point we believe it to be Brandon, and we’re still obviously in the early stages of our investigation, It’s not confirmed because nothing’s confirmed until we have pathology, but we believe it to be Brandon… [Brandon’s parents are] obviously distraught by the information.
On the Facebook group Where is Brandon Crisp? some posters are saying that Brandon’s body was discovered by hunters, but that is unconfirmed by police at this point. The London Free Press also reports that Brandon was found by hunters.
UPDATE: The Facebook group has been removed by its moderator, apparently over hurtful remarks being posted.
UPDATE 2: Police are now saying that they don’t suspect foul play. CTV quotes Ontario Provincial Police Const. George Silvestri:
Our indication is, at this time, no foul play suspected, but of course we have to examine every possibility… There’s absolutely no fear for any residents of Oro-Medonte. This is a safe community.