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Foul play ruled out after woman's body found Wednesday

Post-mortem complete; name won't be released out of respect for family
Greater Sudbury Police vehicles and tape are scene Thursday morning near the area where the body of a middle-aged woman was found Wednesday evening. Darren MacDonald photo.

The name of the woman who was found dead near Collége Boréal on Wednesday evening has been determined, but her name won't be released, Greater Sudbury Police said Thursday.

However, they have ruled out foul play, police said in a news release. 

“The deceased female’s next of kin has been notified and out of respect for the family, her name will not be released,” the release said. “This is a coroner’s investigation. The Criminal Investigations Division will continue to assist the coroner’s office with this case.” 

Dr. Dave Cameron, the regional supervising coroner, said Thursday the remains were of a middle-aged woman.

"We've been able to identify who it is," Cameron said. "She has had a post-mortem examination in Sudbury by a forensic pathologist. Other tests are underway."

He said it will be several weeks before the results of those tests are available. 

The woman's body was found in bush area off the Lasalle Boulevard extension near Boréal on Wednesday evening at around 6:30 p.m. 

Greater Sudbury Police say they were contacted by a man who was cycling in the area who said he had seen what he believed to be a body. Officers located the corpse upon visiting the scene.