A body found Tuesday in a washroom in the heart of the Ottawa suburb of Moncton has prompted a man’s family to call for a probe into how a body was removed.
It is the latest in a series of unexplained deaths in the Monctons region in recent years, where people often find themselves with nowhere to go when they lose contact with family members.
The body of the man was found in a bathtub after being washed on the property, the Monarchs Herald reported.
“We’re all very concerned about this,” said his wife, Sarah MacDougall.
She said the body was found with no sign of struggle or foul play.
The family was in the bathroom with a baby girl and her grandmother, when they noticed a baby shower curtain being pulled down by a man.
MacDougalls said she and her husband thought someone was messing with the water supply because they heard noises in the tub.
They immediately called police, who went to the home where the body had been found.
“It just sounded like a child’s cry,” she said.
“I think the police were looking for the baby.
They said, ‘Can you come in here?'”
The body was then discovered, covered in dirt, when police went to investigate.
Police said they did not know who had been at the home, or if anyone else was in it.
The couple said they are hoping the investigation will help bring closure to their son, and that the police have provided the family with a $1,000 reward.
“The police did their job.
We just want to know who did it,” MacDougALL said.
Her husband, who had previously been with the family, said they were told the man had been working at a grocery store in Monctont.
The man, who has not been identified, had recently moved from Ottawa to the region.
Police have not said whether or not the man is suspected of any crime.
In 2017, a man was discovered in the same washroom with the body of a woman who had died in Ottawa.