Missing man found dead on Walpole Island

Walpole Island First Nation flag at the Indigenous flag plaza at Sarnia's Bayshore Park (Butterfly Garden). 22 June 2021. (BlackburnNews.com file photo)

A missing person on Walpole Island has been found dead.

Walpole Island police and Ontario Provincial Police in Lambton County said the man was reported missing on Saturday morning and was later discovered deceased.

Investigators said Basil John, 65, of Walpole Island wandered from a disabled motor vehicle on Blackshack Road during the night and was found a short distance from Blackshack Road.

Basil John of Walpole Island. (Photo via Haycock-Cavanagh Funeral Home)

John was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Investigators are not deeming the death to be suspicious at this time, but anyone with information is asked to contact police at 1-888-310-1122.