York Regional Police are investigating the area after a dead body was found just before 8:30 a.m. on Thursday morning. The investigation is still underway after the dead body in Richmond Hill was discovered at Sixteenth Avenue Public School. So far, little information has been released about the victim. Global News reports that Constable Laura Nicolle said that a 16-year-old went missing from the area on Wednesday night, but they did not confirm if the dead body belonged to that 16-year-old. Police have, however, said that the death is not considered suspicious. Classes are resuming throughout the day, and so far, no schedule disruptions have been issued as a result of the incident. Social workers and frontline psychology staff are currently at the school to support any students that need it, said a spokesperson for the York Region District School Board.
When asked about the age and situation of the victim, a media relations officer for York Regional Police told Narcity that, "All of those things have to be determined or confirmed by the coroner as this will be their investigation. We put the release out because when we have a large presence at a school we want the community to know what we are there for."
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While the death has been deemed non-suspicious, York Regional Police have confirmed to Narcity that the investigation is still ongoing by the coroner.
This isn't the first time a dead body has been found in a populated place. The last incident happened just a few weeks ago.
Three weeks ago, Toronto Police confirmed that human remains were discovered in a garbage can by a superintendent who was moving some garbage bins.
The death was being treated as suspicious and an investigation was underway.