Search for Missing Chapleau Man Appears to End Tragically

The search for a missing Chapleau man appears to have come to a tragic end.

Superior East Ontario Provincial Police have confirmed that human remains were found in the Chapleau area on Friday, though they can't confirm the identity until receiving results from a post-mortem examination, scheduled for later this week.

The remains are, however, believed to be those of 36-year-old Alain Bergeron - police had been searching for Bergeron since the Labour Day weekend, noting he'd last been seen walking on Cogen Road in the Pine Park area the previous Thursday, August 29th, and that his family and friends were concerned for his safety.

OPP did announce via Twitter on Friday, September 6th, that Bergeron had been "located", but provided no further details - an obituary for Bergeron has been published locally, however, saying plans are for a visitation at Sacred Heart Church in Chapleau on Saturday, followed by a memorial mass.

Police won't say if foul play is suspected, only confirming that the investigation is continuing as they await results of the post-mortem examination.