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Police investigate after body found in southeast London storm pond Monday

London police are investigating after a body was found by a passerby in a storm pond in the area of Bradley Avenue and Jackson Road on Monday afternoon.

The body was found by a passerby on Monday afternoon

Police were present at a southeast London storm pond where a body was discovered in the water on September 19, 2022.
London, Ont., police were called to a storm-water pond in Summerside where a body was found in the water on Monday. (Isha Bhargava/CBC)

Police are investigating after a body was discovered in a storm pond in southeast London on Monday afternoon.

A passerby spotted the body in the water near Bradley Avenue and Jackson Road at about 12:20 p.m. and called 911.

"A citizen located what appeared [to be] a body in the pond," said Const. Sandasha Bough. "Upon police arrival, an individual was located deceased."

The storm water pond, which lies on the east edge of the city, is surrounded by a walking path.

A storm pond in southeast London where a body was found on Monday, September 19, 2022.
A body was found by a passerby at a southeast storm pond in London, Ont., on Sept. 19. 2022. (Isha Bhargava/CBC)

Anne Marie Grenier is a nearby neighbour who was at the pond when police arrived.

"I came out of my house ready to walk my dog, and just noticed that there was a large police presence and that there was a police knocking on my neighbour's door," said Grenier. "I proceeded to walk around the pond and spoke to another couple of neighbours who had spoken to police, and they were asked if they had heard or seen anything."

Grenier said police reported a body had been found and it appeared bloated, as though it had been there a couple of days.

The identify of the deceased or the person's gender or age have not been released.

The investigation has been turned over the London Police Service's Major Crimes Section.

Police are asking anyone with information to call them at 519-661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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