OPP confirm missing person is victim in fatal car accident near Rockingham

The Killaloe Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) launched an investigation into a missing person case on December 31, 2021, and sought assistance from the public in an effort to locate the missing person from the Killaloe area.

Catherine LEWIS, 48 years, of Belleville, had not been seen or heard from in several days, which was reported to be unusual behaviour. Lewis was last seen in the area of Boyle Lane, in Killaloe, Hagarty and Richards Township and was believed to be operating a 2018 Hyundai Elantra, bluish purple in colour, with Ontario licence plate BYNX 442.

On January 12, 2022, at approximately 1:30 p.m., members of the Killaloe OPP responded to a 9-1-1 call on Letterkenny Road, near Opeongo Road, in the Township of Brudenell, Lyndoch and Raglan. Information obtained indicated that a vehicle matching the missing person’s vehicle had been discovered down an embankment, with a deceased person located inside. Police, Renfrew County Ambulance, and members of the Brudenell, Lyndoch and Raglan Fire Department attended the scene.

Investigation has confirmed that the deceased is missing person Catherine LEWIS. OPP Technical Investigators, (TCI) assisted by OPP Forensic Identification Services (FIS) and the Renfrew County Crime Unit attended the scene to continue with the investigation. A portion of Letterkenny Road, between Opeongo Road, and Rockingham Road, was closed for approximately 21 hours to facilitate the investigation.

A post mortem examination has been ordered by the Office of the Chief Coroner. The incident has been deemed as non-suspicious at this time. The cause of the collision remains under investigation. The Killaloe OPP and Renfrew County Crime Unit thank all community members for their information and continued support during this investigation.

Yarmel,C.,OPP Killaloe Detachment(2022,Jan.13) UPDATE #1 – OPP SEEKING PUBLIC ASSISTANCE IN LOCATING A MISSING PERSON – Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision- Missing Person Located [media release]

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