Second Update – Missing Couple – Two bodies have been found
UPDATED March 12, 2014 at 3:10pm – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Noelville Detachment has confirmed a second body has been located. Confirmation on their identities is pending further investigation and post mortem examination.
NOELVILLE– The Noelville Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is currently investigating the recent discovery of a small boat and what appears to be a body in a remote area of the French River, approximately 15 kilometers southwest of Hartley Bay.
Recovery efforts are currently underway by the OPP Northeast Region Emergency Response Team (ERT), Snowmobile, All-Terrain Vehicle and Vessel Enforcement (SAVE), helicopter and members of the Noelville Detachment.
The boat is believed to be that of Robert (74) and Antoinette (67) DESROCHERS who were reported missing to police on December 19, 2013. Police investigation at the time suggest that the couple encountered some kind of problem while returning to their water access home on Pig Island on the French River in the Hartley Bay area on November 22, 2013, and never reached their destination. Extensive searches of the area at the time of their disappearance yield no signs of their whereabouts and they have not been seen or heard from since.
The identity of the body is unknown at this time pending recovery efforts and further investigation.