Police have confirmed that the body found in Pembroke around 1 p.m. Sunday afternoon was in fact that of missing teen Myrah Rogers — Goersh, 17. She had been reported missing on June 20 and had last been seen in the area of Ellis Avenue.
In a press release issued late on Monday, June 29 the Ontario Provincial Police said that foul play is not suspected at this time.
“The cause of death and circumstances surrounding the incident remain under investigation by the [Upper Ottawa Valley] OPP with the assistance of the Regional Coroner’s Officer, under the direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch,” the statement reads.
This was the second body of a teenager found in the area in the past few weeks. On June 17, the body of Tyson Yakabuskie was discovered in the Ottawa River in the Mountainview Road area. He had been missing since November 2019.
Police addressed the two discoveries happening in within a few weeks of each other in the release.
“While this is the second young person found deceased in the community in less than two weeks, the OPP would like to assure the public that these incidents pose no broader public safety risk. The investigation has found no direct connection between the two cases at this time,” the release said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP at 1-888-310-1122. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Pembroke/Renfrew County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or at www.valleytips.ca.