Huron OPP have confirmed that the deceased person found underneath an all-terrain vehicle in a wooded area in Exeter on Oct. 21 was Quintin Smith — a man reported missing on Sept. 23.
Police also say the man died of injuries sustained in an ATV rollover crash.
According to OPP, a missing person investigation began on Sept. 23 after family members reported the 23-year-old as missing.
On Oct. 21, Huron County OPP responded to a wooded area just south of Thames Road West after someone reportedly found a person lying underneath an all-terrain vehicle. Two days later, on Oct. 23, police confirmed that foul play had been ruled out and that an autopsy had been completed.
More than a month after the body was discovered and more than two months after Smith was first reported missing, OPP confirmed the identity.
Police also announced on Dec. 2 that the investigation determined the death was the result of injuries sustained in an ATV rollover crash.
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