Body pulled from Ottawa River identified as missing Chalk River scientist

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PEMBROKE, Ont. — Police confirm that a body pulled from the Ottawa River near Deep River is Lachlan Cranswick, Chalk River scientist who went missing in January.

The 41-year-old scientist from Australia worked for the National Research Council and was seconded to Atomic Energy of Canada.

On June 11, canoeists found a body in a shallow cove and Deep River police say dental records were used to identify of the remains.

Foul play is not suspected, but the case remains open pending toxicology results.

Police had been puzzled over the fate of Cranswick ever since he failed to show up for a bonspiel.

Officers checked his residence and found the door unlocked, his car parked in the garage and his wallet inside the house. (Pembroke Observer)

Organizations: National Research Council, Atomic Energy of Canada

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

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