Provincial police were unable to confirm Thursday that the body of a man found in a pick-up truck west of Shabaqua is that of Thunder Bay resident Terry Brasseur.
“All we can say at this point is that the truck is a white Ford,” said Thunder Bay OPP Const. Diana Cole.
Cole said an autopsy was to be performed Thursday at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.
The truck, which seems to match the pickup police have been trying to find, was found Wednesday night on an unnamed bush road by a couple checking minnow traps about eight kilometres west of Shabaqua, police said.
The location is outside the search area that police had designated when they were looking for Brasseur for about five days last month with the aid of a helicopter.
Brasseur was last seen April 16 in the area of Thunder Bay’s Academy Drive.
The ground and air search took place off Highway 11-17 just west of the Highway 102 junction.
An emergency response unit and all-terrain vehicles were also used in the search.
Brasseur is described as five-feet, nine inches tall and about 180 pounds. He has short brown hair and blue eyes.
He was last seen wearing shorts, a T-shirt and a baseball cap.
At the time of his disappearance, he was driving a white 2013 Ford F-150 pickup truck with large tires and a lift kit. The truck’s Ontario marker is AA4577.
Anyone with information can contact Thunder Bay OPP at 807-939-2133.