Police are warning people to avoid the area near the intersection of Regent Street and McLeod Street after a 12-year-old girl discovered human remains in Junction Creek.
Shae Duval and her father Jay Redden were shooting video of a beaver in the creek Saturday evening when she spotted something strange.
“I found a body,” Shae said. “The head was floating around. I saw one eye and a toe popping out of a boot.”
By 9 p.m. the Greater Sudbury Police Service was on the scene, with several detectives searching the creek with flashlights.
They were investigating an area along Junction Creek adjacent to a large field behind the Casa Bella Senior Citizen Apartments, located at the corner of Regent and McLeod Streets.
“The coroner has been notified while police engage in the death investigation,” police said in a press release.
They have not yet been able to provide details on the cause of death.
Greater Sudbury Police Staff Sgt. Marc Brunette said that as of 9:30 p.m. the body had not yet been removed from the scene.
When asked if police suspected foul play Brunette said it was too early to tell.
“We just got to the scene,” he said.
By 10:40 p.m. police brought in a large mobile command trailer near the scene of the incident.