UPDATE, Police Confirm Body Is Madi Chard: https://missingpeople.ca/port-hope-police-confirmed-this-morning-that-missing-woman-madison-madi-chard-was-found-dead-on-thursday-may-19/
The mystery of missing Madi Chard took a dark twist with the discovery of a woman’s body in Port Hope on Thursday afternoon.
Hopes and prayers of finding Madi alive were dashed with the discovery of a deceased female fitting her description in a wooded area near the Ganaraska River.
“The OPP have been called into assist,” Port Hope Police Insp. Katie Andrews told the Toronto Sun. “It’s very sad.”
Police are not officially confirming the body found along a trail is 29-year-old Madison Chard, but law enforcement sources say evidence found at the scene matches with the description of Madi’s clothing and other identifiers.
“Police believe it is Madi but through routine investigative protocol can’t say that until all of the forensic work is completed,” said a law enforcement source.
Still, sources say, Madi’s family was notified of the discovery and also told until an autopsy positively identified the woman as her, for now it’s being reported as a deceased female found 30 days after she disappeared.
Until a Port Hope Police search and rescue crew made the discovery, there was so much hope that she was alive and perhaps in need of rescue after being taken into the human trafficking sex trade against her will.
And leads were coming in.