Human remains found near Haliburton identified as two people from St. Catharines

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KAWARTHA LAKES-Police say human remains found near Haliburton on January 21st identified as two people from St. Catharines.

The Haliburton Highlands Crime Unit is now investigating it as a double homicide. Officers from the Haliburton Highlands Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of human remains found in the area of Glamor Lake Road in Highlands East Township on January 21, 2018.

Police have now identified the two deceased as Deidra Ann Smith, 35 years-old, and Ghislain (Justin) Robichaud, 34 years-old, both of St. Catharines, Ontario.

The Haliburton Highlands Crime Unit continues to investigate the circumstances surrounding this incident under the direction of OPP Detective Inspector Jim Gorry of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB).