Police say the body of a man found floating in the Halifax Harbour last week had been missing since last November.
Halifax Regional Police said the remains of the 22-year-old man from Ontario were pulled from the water behind Purdy’s Wharf on Upper Water Street last Wednesday.
Const. Pierre Bourdages said the man, whose name is not being released at the request of the family, was reported missing last November in Ontario.
Bourdages said he was identified through dental records and foul play is not suspected.
“We were contacted by the family of this individual with a description of what he was wearing when he was reported missing,” said Bourdages.
Bourdages said he couldn’t say how long the body had been in the water, but it’s possible it was as long as nine months.
He said the man went into the water in Halifax, although he didn’t know why the man would have been in the area.
“The body could have been at the bottom of the harbour and resurfaced, or it could have been floating ever since. There’s various hypothesis of where the body could have been,” said Bourdages.
“We’ll probably never know exactly where the body was all that time.”