Sarnia police are investigating Watson Street address

One person has been remanded in custody as two police forces are investigating two deaths, one in Sarnia and the other south of Petrolia.

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One person has been remanded in custody as two police forces are investigating two deaths, one in Sarnia and the other south of Petrolia.

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The investigation into the Lambton County OPP began Tuesday around 2:30 p.m., when officers investigating a report of a suspicious person on Crooked Road in Enniskillen Township about 15 kilometers south of Petrolia found human remains, police said Wednesday.

A separate location was identified on Watson Street in Sarnia, where another inquest was launched.

One person has been remanded in custody and “investigators believe there are no public safety concerns,” police said.

The Lambton County OPP works with the Sarnia Police Department, the Office of Forensic Medicine of Ontario and the Ontario Forensic Pathology Services.

Several Sarnia police vehicles, including the force’s command center, were parked outside a two-story building on Watson Street on Wednesday.

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“This investigation is still very much in its infancy,” Sarnia police said. “Only limited information is available at this time in an attempt not to include the investigation.”

Sarnia police said the command post is expected to be on the scene for several days and pedestrians are being asked to stay away from the area.

Joel Griffin, who lives down the block from the cordoned-off building, said he did not notice or hear anything unusual until police arrived at the apartment, which is divided into apartments on the corner of Watson and London Roads, on Tuesday afternoon.

“I really do not know what happened,” he said.

Griffin said there were about five police cars there at one point, and he saw four officers with what appeared to be a rambuk on the way to a back door that led to a basement apartment in the house around 6 p.m.

“The guy who lives there is not here,” he said.

“I asked one of the officers and he said, ‘Everything was fine (and) they just recorded the scene.'”

The police command center had been out in front of the house since noon Tuesday, Griffin said.

He said he has lived on the street for six years and it is a quiet neighborhood.

Lambton OPP said further details about the study will be given when they become available.

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