Gatineau police officers have identified a body found in Aylmer on Wednesday evening as that of Ian Lambert, who has been missing since Feb. 16.
Lambert, 46, was last seen leaving a gathering in the Plateau neighbourhood on foot. Friends, family and community groups have been searching for him ever since.
According to Gatineau police, an area resident reported finding a body near a bike path in the Aylmer area around 7:45 p.m. on Wednesday. When police arrived, they found the body and erected a security perimeter in order to forensic specialists to begin an investigation.
The body was then taken to the Laboratory of Forensic Science and Forensic Medicine in Montreal for an autopsy.
Police say no further details about Lambert’s death will be disclosed out of respect for his family.