Search for Wayne Cunningham concludes

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Two new photos of Wayne Alan Cunningham have been released. The photo in the top left hand corner was taken in 2006. The photo on the right is a more recent photo. The bottom left-hand photo was released last week. 

Members of the Ontario Provincial Police, Greenstone Detachment, have concluded a search for a second suspect, wanted in relation to a forcible confinement and sexual assault investigation in Upper Chelsea, Nova Scotia.

Assisted by members of several OPP specialty units and local law enforcement partners, Greenstone Detachment OPP members located the body of a white male, approximately 30-years-old, in the vicinity of the 2003 Hyundai Elantra that was recovered on Oct. 3 in the area of Long Lac.

Wednesday evening at approximately 7:30 p.m. CDT the body was discovered during a ground search by members of the OPP North West Region Emergency Response Team.

While the body has not been positively identified, police believe it is that of 31-year-old Wayne Alan Cunningham of Nova Scotia. The cause of death is under investigation by the Coroner’s Office and the OPP Forensic Identification Unit. Details of an autopsy are not yet confirmed; however, foul play is not suspected.

RCMP in Nova Scotia would like to thank the Ontario Provincial Police and all law enforcement agencies for assistance provided during the course of this investigation to date.

RCMP also express our thanks to the public who shared information through their social media networks or provided tips and to members of the media for support in getting information to the public during this phase of the investigation.

 The RCMP Southwest Nova Major Crimes Unit investigation into the Forcible Confinement and Sexual Assault continues.

Organizations: Ontario Provincial Police, RCMP, OPP North West Region Emergency Response Team Crimes Unit

Geographic location: Nova Scotia, Upper Chelsea, Long Lac

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