The human remains which were discovered in the Saint John River have positively been identified as a missing man from Morrell Siding, New Brunswick.

According to a report from the West District RCMP, on August 2, 2017, a body was discovered near the shore, close to Tobique Narrows.

An autopsy and further investigation have positively identified the body as 42-year-old Tony Vaillancourt, who has not been in contact with friends or family since April 9, 2017.

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

Anyone with any information that may be able to assist with the investigation is asked to contact the West District RCMP at 506-473-3137.

If you wish to remain anonymous, please contact the Crime Stoppers hotline, toll-free, at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by texting TIP212 + 'your message' to CRIMES (274637), or by Secure Web Tips here.