Miss­ing ru­ral Cape Breton man found dead

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SYD­NEY — The body of a ru­ral Cape Breton man who was re­ported miss­ing by rel­a­tives was dis­cov­ered buried un­der snow near his ve­hi­cle.

Ac­cord­ing to the Cape Breton Re­gional Po­lice Ser­vice, wor­ried fam­ily mem­bers con­tacted po­lice with con­cerns about the man’s wel­fare and at ap­prox­i­mately 3:30 p.m. on Sun­day of­fi­cers were dis­patched to the Hunt­ing­ton area along the Mira River south­west of Mar­ion Bridge.

“He hadn’t been seen in a fair bit of time,” said Staff Sgt. Ken O’Neill.

“From the in­for­ma­tion we gath­ered from the fam­ily and other things we don’t at this point sus­pect foul play, but ob­vi­ously be­cause of the cir­cum­stances an au­topsy will be per­formed.”

He said the body of a 66-yearold man was lo­cated in the snow near his ve­hi­cle by mem­bers of Cape Breton Ground Search and Res­cue dur­ing their first sweep of the area.

The man’s name has not been re­leased, but it was area res­i­dents who con­firmed he lived nearby.

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