Grey County OPP have confirmed remains found in 2017 are that of a man reported missing in 2011.
In November of 2011, Grey County OPP received a complaint of a missing 65 years old male, John Patterson, who was believed to be in the Meaford area. A van belonging to the missing male was located by OPP officers in the area of Kiowana Beach, north of Meaford. In November of 2017, police received a report of human remains on on the shoreline of Georgian Beach Road North in the Municipality of Meaford. Days later it was confirmed the remains were a human foot.
On May 29th of this year, forensic and DNA tests confirmed the found human remains matched the DNA of John Patterson. Police say no foul play is suspected.