The investigation into the disappearance of Holly Ellsworth-Clark has reached a sad conclusion as Hamilton Police identified the 27-year-old’s remains earlier today.
On Tuesday, September 8, 2020, a worker in the area spotted what appeared to be a body floating in Hamilton Harbour at Pier 11. Hamilton Police responded, and with the assistance of Hamilton Fire, recovered the body. The body had been in the water for a prolonged period of time and was sent to the Centre for Forensic Sciences for identification.
The Centre for Forensic Sciences has now confirmed the remains are of missing person Holly Ellsworth-Clark.
Holly was last seen on January 11, 2020, by her roommates at her home. Before she left her residence, Holly appeared to be suffering from some distress but was otherwise healthy and athletic. Hamilton Police and Holly’s family conducted a thorough investigation including ground search, social media posts and continued to follow up on various leads and tips with negative results.
Hamilton Police would like to thank the public for assistance during the search for Holly. From sharing video surveillance to putting up missing person posters, the community rallied around Holly and her family.
Holly’s family has been notified of the results. Today’s news was not the outcome her family and Hamilton Police were hoping to receive. Hamilton Police do not believe Holly’s death is suspicious in nature. Thank you to The National Centre for Missing Person and Unidentified Remains, the Centre for Forensic Sciences and the DNA Database for all their assistance in bringing closure to this case.
If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation, you are asked to contact Detective John Obrovac by calling 905-546-3816.
To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com