(LOYALIST, ON) – On April 14, 2017, 56 year old, Maria “Tiny” DeWagner, of Loyalist Township was reported as a missing person to the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Napanee detachment.

Members of the Napanee OPP Crime Unit and Regional Support Team, along with members from the Emergency Response Team (ERT), Canine Unit, Aviation Services (Helicopter) and the OPP’s Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) have been conducting searches of Ms. DeWagner’s property, under the direction of Detective Inspector Jim Gorry of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB).

As a result of the search, on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at approximately 3:45 p.m., Maria DeWagner was located deceased on her property. Police are not searching for any suspects and there are not any public safety issues.

The Coroner attended the scene and a post-mortem examination has been scheduled for April 20, 2017 at Kingston Hospital.

At this time, the OPP would like to thank all members of the public for their assistance in this incident.