RCMP says it could be a more than a month before they know exactly how teenager Mitchel Bellemore died, the CBC reports. Cpl. Joe Taplin told the broadcaster yesterday that a toxicology report from the Nova Scotia medical examiner’s office might not be completed for at least six to eight weeks.
Search and rescue volunteers found the 17-year-old’s body Tuesday night in a clearing surrounded by woods, just 250 metres away from where he was last seen four days earlier. A search team found the boy’s body around 10:30 p.m., in an area just southeast of Atholea Drive and Caldwell Road.
Family and friends have speculated he died of hypothermia.
The night he disappeared was one of the season’s last blasts of winter, with temperatures dropping below freezing, combined with a slushy snowstorm.