On September 9, 2021 at around 3:30 p.m., the Bancroft Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a deceased male in York River near Hastings Heritage Way.
The body of Matthew WELSH, aged 40, was identified today in assistance with the Office for the Chief Coroner of Ontario.
An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death is ongoing. The Bancroft OPP Crime Unit is looking for the public’s assistance for any information regarding this incident, particularly if you have knowledge of his whereabouts in the days leading up to his death.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222- 8477(TIPS) or submit your tip online at www.ontariocrimestoppers.ca. Crime Stoppers does not want your name, you don’t go to court, and you could earn cash reward.
Collins,A/Sgt.A.,OPP East Region(2021,Sept.11) BANCROFT OPP INVESTIGATING DEATH – Seeking Public Assistance [media release]