2 missing Orangeville women found dead
Ontario Provincial Police said Saturday that the bodies of a young woman and a teen were found in a wooded area near Orangeville, but ruled out foul play and a connection to a high profile slaying in the area earlier this month.
Jeanine Blanchette, 21, of Orangeville and Chantal Dube, 17, of Melancthon Township, were reported missing Tuesday. Police investigating the case believed that the two were travelling together but were unable to locate them.
The bodies, which were found late Friday afternoon near the town of 29,000 about 80 kilometres northwest of Toronto, were taken to the Ontario Chief Coroner's office for autopsies.
The cause of the deaths was not known, but police said foul play was not suspected.
"Investigators from the Orangeville Police Service and the Ontario Provincial Police do not believe that the deaths of these two young women are associated with any ongoing police investigations being conducted and foul play is not suspected," the OPP said in a release.
Late last month, the body of Orangeville nurse Sonia Varaschin was found in a wooded area near Orangeville. The killer has not been found.