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Bodies found: Coroner yet to report

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Police were still awaiting the results of a coroner’s report before releasing any details about three bodies found in a home near Mallorytown more than a week ago.

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An Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) investigation began after the bodies were discovered in a house just north of Caintown, near Mallorytown, in the early morning hours of Oct. 11.

At the time, police would only say that the bodies of three people, all varying in age, were discovered at a home on County Road 5 in Front of Yonge Township.

No further information was released about the identity of the victims, the cause of the deaths, or the location of the house. They have yet to release any updates on the situation.

They did, however, say they believed the deceased were related.

OPP spokesman Bill Dickson said police need to wait for the results from the coroner’s investigation before releasing any details to the public.

“We definitely want to get information out; we’re just waiting on the coroner’s office to ensure we have absolute, 100 per cent confirmation on the identity of the victims,” Dickson said on Monday.

He said with this type of investigation, the coroner’s office is in charge of when police can release information on the victims’ identities.

“They give us the green light, and then we get things out,” he said, adding he expects the information to be available soon.

Police would not say whether foul play was suspected, but they say it is an isolated incident and that the public has no reason to be worried.

“There is definitely no risk to public safety at all,” Dickson said.

The investigation is ongoing with officers of the OPP Leeds County detachment, the Leeds County crime unit and the OPP forensic identification services unit, under the direction of detective inspector Daniel Nadeau of the OPP criminal investigation branch.

sbedford@postmedia.com

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