The Timmins Police Service was called to the Porcupine Mall early this morning in regards to the discovery of a deceased person.

The body of an aboriginal woman was located and the scene was secured for investigative purposes.

The scene was under the control of the Timmins Police Service – Criminal Investigations Division but has since been released.

The body was removed pending instructions from the local Coroner’s Office in regards to a post mortem examination.

The identity of the deceased has yet to be determined.

The investigation led by the Timmins Police Service – Criminal Investigations Division is in its preliminary phases. Foul play has not been ruled out in relation to this event.

The Timmins Police Service view this as an isolated incident where no tangible threat to public safety exists..

The Timmins Police Service is seeking the public assistance where anyone who witnessed suspicious activity in the area of the Porcupine Mall yesterday evening or during the overnight hours leading up to this morning is asked the Timmins Police Service at 705-264-1201.

Those persons in possession of information who wish to remain anonymous are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477

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