Body found in Ottawa River may be missing Chalk River scientist

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OTTAWA — A body pulled from the Ottawa River last week is believed to be that of a 41-year-old scientist who went missing in January.

Lachlan Cranswick — a native of Melbourne, Australia — worked at the Chalk River nuclear facility.

Police have not yet officially identified the body from the Ottawa River near the town of Deep River on Friday.

Cranswick’s friend, Chris Knight, says police have already told Cranswick’s family in Australia they believe the body is his.

Knight says Cranswick’s family plans to have him cremated and flown home.

Cranswick’s role as a scientist at the Chalk River facility led to speculation of foul play, but police say there is no evidence of that.

But the disappearance was strange since his wallet and personal belongings were found in his unlocked house. (CBC)

Organizations: CBC

Geographic location: Ottawa River, Chalk River, Australia OTTAWA Melbourne Deep River

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