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Update: Family confirms body found in Junction Creek was that of Branden Bodson-Gratton

Bodson-Gratton had been missing since Dec. 3
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Updated: April 11, 5:55 p.m.:

A family member of Branden Bodson-Gratton, who had been missing since Dec. 3, confirmed that a body found in Junction Creek Thursday afternoon was the 25-year-old.

Branden's uncle, Doug Gratton, confirmed that the family had visually identified Branden, though police have not yet released the identity of the deceased, and will not do so until a post-mortem is completed on Monday.

"It's a relief ... that this has come to a close," said Gratton.

Doug asked that the public respect the family's privacy for the time being, and that no funeral arrangements have been made at this time.

Updated at 3:14 p.m.:

The coroner arrived around 2 p.m. and the body has been removed from the scene, and transported to the morgue. The story will be updated as more information becomes available.

Original story

Greater Sudbury Police confirmed that there is a deceased human body in Junction Creek off of Riverside Drive.

The police service received a call from a community member just after 12:05 p.m. on Thursday, April 11 regarding what was believed to be a body in Junction Creek off of Riverside Drive in Greater Sudbury.

Officers attended the area and confirmed that there is deceased human body at that location.

Due to the fact that the body is almost completely submerged in water, the identity and gender of the person cannot be confirmed at this time.

Uniform officers and detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division and Forensic Unit are on the scene.

Officers and Investigators are currently holding the scene and are unable to remove the body until the Coroner arrives.

An update will be provided when more information is available.

Police are asking people to avoid the area for the time being as it is an active scene and ongoing investigation.




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