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11-May-2020

First Degree Murder charge laid in case of missing Meaford man


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On May 3, 2020 at 4:02 p.m., Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a missing person. The 25-year-old male was last seen on May 2, 2020 at 9:00 pm leaving the family residence at Trowbridge Street West in Meaford on his BMX bicycle.

Human remains, located on May 6th, have been identified as that of the missing male, Emerson SPRUNG, from Meaford. The OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) has now determined the death to be the result of homicide.

OPP have arrested and charged Matthew McQuarrie, 34 years-old from Meaford, with first degree murder, section 235(1) Criminal Code of Canada.

The accused has been remanded in custody and will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice on May 14, 2020.

Anyone with information involving this investigation are asked to contact Grey Bruce OPP, 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at www.cstip.ca, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

 


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Updated March 12, 2020.

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