Body of missing 61-year-old man found

June 2, 2016
Pointe-Brûlée, New Brunswick

News release

The body of a 61-year-old man from Pointe-Brûlée, N.B., who had been reported missing on June 1, 2016, has been found.

The man's body was discovered by the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team in the Bay of Lamèque near the wharf on June 3, shortly after 9:30 a.m.

The man's vehicle had been located at the wharf on June 2, prompting police to shift their search to the area.

While foul play is not suspected, an autopsy will be conducted to confirm the exact cause of death.

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The Northeast District RCMP is asking for the public's assistance in locating a missing 61-year-old man from Pointe-Brûlée, near the community of Lamèque, N.B.

He was reported missing by his family on June 1, 2016, at approximately 10:45 p.m. He was last seen leaving his residence on chemin Pointe-Brûlée at 1:15 p.m. the same day, in his 2007 yellow Jeep Wrangler.

He is described as a Caucasian man, measuring about 5'4'' tall, and weighing about 145 lbs. He has blue eyes and is bald. He may have been wearing jeans, a hat and dark blue jacket.

The RCMP helicopter will be assisting with the search, as police continue to try and locate the man.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts or who may have seen his Jeep is asked to contact the Tracadie RCMP at 506-393-3000.

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Contact information

S/Sgt. Paul Albert
Northeast District RCMP
506-393-3000

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