Orillia OPP are investigating after a dead person was found in a wooded area of the city on Tuesday, Aug. 17, said Orillia OPP Const. Lori Barker.

Police said they were called to the location shortly before 3 p.m. after a passerby came across the body, Barker said.

Police are not releasing the location at this time.

The Orillia OPP Crime Unit is assisting with this ongoing investigation. 

Police said there is no risk to the safety of the public.

“Based of the investigation at this point we’re not deeming it as a risk to anybody else’s safety,” Barker said. 

Further information will be released after an autopsy examination, police said. 

“We’ll be releasing more information once it becomes available,” Barker said. 

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