Human remains discovered near Skinners Pond on Prince Edward Island Friday could belong to a New Brunswick teenager who fell off a fishing boat in August.
The Prince Edward Island RCMP confirmed on Sept. 29 officers recovered human remains at around 11:30 a.m. from Skinners Pond, P.E.I.
Police say they are in contact with the New Brunswick RCMP to investigate the possible connection to the disappearance of 15-year-old Justin Landry.
Landry reportedly fell off a fishing boat on Aug. 29 several kilometres from Pointe-Sapin, N.B., about 20 minutes away from Kouchibouguac. Police later deemed Landry as a missing person.
According to Google Maps, Pointe-Sapin, N.B. and Skinners Pond, P.E.I. are located directly across from each other, separated only by the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
“We have not been able to positively identify the remains yet, but police have been in contact with the family of the missing boy to inform them of the discovery,” said Cpl. Travis Gallant.
“We will continue to share more information as it becomes available.”
The RCMP says the P.E.I. coroner’s office will help with an investigation, and an autopsy will identify the remains and confirm the cause of death.
— RCMP P.E.I. (@RCMPPEI) September 29, 2022