Orillia OPP has laid a charge of first-degree murder in the death of a man who was first reported missing more than 12 years ago.
On Monday, provincial police charged a 62-year-old man from Woodbridge in connection to the death of Morris Conte. Conte was last seen in Caledon in May 2010. He was 45 years old at the time of his disappearance.
Police say Conte’s remains were spread out in both the Sugarbush area of Oro-Medonte and on Maplehurst Road in Lake of Bays Township on May 22, 2010. Then, on May 28, additional remains were found on Stoneleigh Road in Bracebridge.
The remains were confirmed to be Conte’s through a post-mortem investigation.
One suspect was charged in July 2011 in connection to Conte’s death. Monday’s news is the latest development into what OPP calls a ‘historic’ homicide investigation.
Police will not confirm if there could be a third suspect, but they do say the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with any details to share, big or small, is asked to contact OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
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