In a media release received this evening, the Upper Ottawa Valley (UOV) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has now confirmed that a body located in Pembroke on June 28, 2020, is that of Myrah ROGERS-GOERSH, age 17. She had been reported missing on June 20, 2020.
The cause of death and circumstances surrounding the incident remain under investigation by the UOV OPP with the assistance of the Regional Coroner’s Officer, under the direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch.
Foul play is not suspected at this time.
While this is the second young person found deceased in the community in less than two weeks, the OPP would like to assure the public that these incidents pose no broader public safety risk. The investigation has found no direct connection between the two cases at this time.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP at 1-888-310-1122. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Pembroke/Renfrew County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or at www.valleytips.ca.
Dickson,B. OPP East Region(2020,June29) UPDATE #1 – BODY LOCATED IN PEMBROKE Identify Confirmed, Foul Play Not Suspected [media release]