Durham regional police say human remains were found by a fisherman near Oshawa Creek Saturday.
Officers responded to a call around 1:30 p.m. to the area of Taunton Road, just west of Northbrook Street near the creek.
The fisherman discovered the remains in a heavily-wooded area nearby, police said.
Forensic investigators have been notified and a post-mortem examination will be conducted to determine more details about the deceased.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 1-888-579-1520, ext. 2737, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.