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(Update) Recovered Human Remains Saint John River


File: 24-4009

Update: June 7, 2024, 6:40 p.m.

Found human remains located in the water near Reversing Falls have been identified as 57-year-old George Touhakis.

The Saint John Police sends our condolences to the family and friends of George Touhakis at this most difficult time.

The Saint John Police Major Crime Unit, in cooperation with the Coroner’s Office, are investigating the discovery of a body along the Saint John River.

It is reported that:

On Friday, June 07, 2024, at approximately 9:29 a.m., emergency personnel responded to a report of human remains in the water near Reversing Falls.

The Saint John Police and Saint John Fire Department assisted in recovering the remains from the water. The Major Crime Unit, Forensic Services, and the Coroner were called to the scene to investigate.

Cause, manner, and time of death is pending further investigation.

The Major Crime Unit is gathering intelligence on missing person cases.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Saint John Police Force at 1-506-648-3333, or if you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or 1-800-222-T.I.P.S.

The Saint John Police recognizes that these discoveries are extremely difficult on families and friends of missing persons. Our team is working diligently with our partners and forensic experts to identify the human remains.

For more news, visit Saint John Police Force | City of Saint John, New Brunswick

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