Nova Scotia

Benoit Bilodeau's body found near Shearwater base after 3-week search

The body of missing sailor Benoit Bilodeau has been found, according to Halifax RCMP.

48-year-old leading seaman was reported missing on Nov. 25

Leading Seaman Benoit Bilodeau, 48, was last seen at approximately 4:00 p.m. on Nov. 21. (Canadian Forces Military Police Group)

The body of missing sailor Benoit Bilodeau has been found, according to Halifax RCMP. 

Around 1:20 p.m. Monday, police responded to a report from a citizen who found the body on the Shearwater Flyer Trail off Howard Avenue.

RCMP Const. Mark Skinner says foul play is not suspected. 

He said the area where Bilodeau's body was found had been searched by crews.

The Canadian Forces said 48-year-old Bilodeau, from Fermont, Que., was last seen Nov. 21 at 4 p.m. walking near a bus stop in front of 12 Wing Shearwater. He was reported missing on Nov. 25.

A special investigations division and the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service is working with the Nova Scotia Medical Examiner on the continued investigation.