Charge laid after human remains found

OPP cruiser file photo by Miranda Chant, Blackburn News

A Norfolk County man is facing a charge after the discovery of human remains near Port Burwell.

Elgin OPP announced on Friday afternoon that a charge was laid against Samuel Waters, 22.

“The accused was charged with indignity to human remains contrary to section 182(b) of the Criminal Code and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in St. Thomas on May 15, 2019,” police said in a statement.

Police were called to a bluff area near Lakeshore Line in Elgin County on Tuesday. According to the London Free Press, the human remains were found in a freezer in an area that has been a popular spot for parties.

The investigation is ongoing and police are asking anyone with any information to call Elgin County OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). Information can also be submitted online at