CFN – An autopsy confirmed that Melissa Richmond is the body discovered in Ottawa Sunday. The Ottawa Police released information below and the case is considered a homicide.
A post mortem examination has confirmed the identity of a body discovered Saturday in Ottawa. The victim is Melissa Kelly RICHMOND, 28 years old, of North Dundas Township.
The Ottawa Police Service (OPS) and the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) now consider this case a homicide.
She was last seen leaving her residence on July 24th and her vehicle was located on July 26th in Ottawa’s south end. She was the subject of a missing person investigation led by the OPP.
The OPS Major Crime Section and OPP Criminal Investigation Branch are conducting a joint investigation. There is no information available about possible suspect(s) at this time.
Anyone with information regarding this homicide is urged to call the OPS Major Crime Section at 613-236-1222 ext. 5493 or the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch at 1-888-310-1122, Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477(TIPS) or toll free at 1-800-222-8477.
The Ottawa Police and OPP wish to remind everyone to practice personal safety at all times. Safety tips can be found at www.opp.ca or www.ottawapolice.ca
North Dundas Mayor Eric Duncan offered the following:
This is a very sad day for the family and friends of Melissa. Our thoughts and prayers are with them during these difficult times. I didn’t know her personally, but it is always tough to hear about someone from our local community.
The police are not releasing any info as to whether they have any suspects or other information at this time.