Death in­ves­ti­ga­tion

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The On­tario Pro­vin­cial Po­lice Nor­folk County De­tach­ment in­ves­ti­gated an in­ci­dent af­ter be­ing called to Pot­ta­hawk Point, Lake Erie. On Mon­day, Septem­ber 11, at ap­prox­i­mately 2:09 p.m., mem­bers of the OPP and Joint Res­cue Co­or­di­na­tion Cen­tre (JRCC) Tren­ton re­sponded to an emer­gency 911 call. Through the course of in­ves­ti­ga­tion, it was de­ter­mined that a boater came across a de­ceased body while out on the Lake Erie near Pot­ta­hawk Point. The Nor­folk County OPP Marine Unit with the as­sis­tance of the Coast Guard at­tended the area and sub­se­quently lo­cated a de­ceased male. He has been iden­ti­fied as 53-year-old Peter John Jes­sop of Nor­folk County. The OPP Foren­sic Iden­ti­fi­ca­tion Sec­tion as­sisted with the in­ves­ti­ga­tion. A post-mortem ex­am­i­na­tion was con­ducted on Tues­day, Sept. 12, in Hamil­ton. As a re­sult, the death is not be­ing treated as sus­pi­cious and no foul play is sus­pected. Po­lice are seek­ing the pub­lic’s as­sis­tance with lo­cat­ing an out­stand­ing orange coloured kayak. If any­one has any in­for­ma­tion, they are be­ing asked to con­tact the Nor­folk County OPP De­tach­ment at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to re­main anony­mous, you may call Crime Stop­pers at 1 - 800 - 222 - 8477 (TIPS) or leave an anony­mous on­line mes­sage at www. help­solve­crime.com where you may be el­i­gi­ble to re­ceive a cash re­ward of up to $2,000.

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