Police identify body found near Victoria Park
Police have identified the man whose body was found near Kitchener's Victoria Park on Thursday afternoon as Mark James McCreadie, 50.
Police confirm that McCreadie, a Kitchener resident, was known to police.
A post-mortem examination performed on the body Friday morning in Hamilton was inconclusive. A second examination will be scheduled for next week, according to a release from Waterloo Regional Police Service.
"There were no obvious signs of trauma to the body," said WRPS spokesperson Alana Holtom.
Holtom said passers-by discovered the body in a wooded area near Schneider Avenue around 2:30 p.m. on Thursday afternoon and notified police.
Investigation continues in park
A black tent has been set up west of the train tracks that run up the west side of Victoria Park, and one officer was spotted sitting on a chair near the tent just after noon on Thursday. Another officer was stationed in a squad car parked off Victoria Street along the train tracks.
Police tape surrounds the entire west end of Victoria Park Lake, blocking access to the westernmost bridge that crosses the lake and a portion of the Iron Horse Trail.
"Officers are on scene at Victoria Park, we have an area cordoned off, and as our investigation continues we will narrow that area. As to how long that will be in place is unknown at this time and it will depend on the progress of the investigation,” said Holtom.