Human remains identified as missing New Brunswick man

Tobique Narrows, New Brunswick – Human remains discovered in the Saint John River have been positively identified as a missing 42-year-old man from Morrell Siding.

On August 2, a body was discovered near the shore, close to Tobique Narrows. An autopsy and further investigation has positively identified the remains as those of Tony Vaillancourt, who has not been in contact with friends or family since April 9, 2017.

Police are still working to determine the exact cause of death.

Anyone with information that may be able to assist the investigation is asked to contact the West District RCMP at 506-473-3137. Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), by texting TIP212 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637), or by Secure Web Tips at

New Brunswick RCMP

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