On Saturday, December 22, 2018, at approximately 9:05am a citizen called 911 to report the discovery of the body of a deceased male in the Thames River near Wharncliffe Road North and Cedar Avenue across from Gibbons Park. The deceased was recovered from the river and has been transported to University Hospital for a post mortem examination tomorrow.
The identity of the deceased has not yet been ascertained and investigators are appealing to the public for assistance with identifying him. He has dark hair with some facial hair, and was wearing black athletic pants, purple T-shirt with a Los Angeles Lakers logo on the front, and black Nike shoes. He was also wearing a thick necklace around his neck.
The investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of this male is continuing. Anyone with information in relation to this matter is asked to call the London Police Service at (519) 661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Information can also be sent in on-line anonymously to www.londoncrimestoppers.com.