Search for man ends in tragedy


FORT FRANCES – An emotional search has ended in tragedy. The remains of Chauncey Lyle Grover, who has been missing since mid-January, have been found.
On January 22, members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Rainy River Detachment received a request from the Treaty Three Police Service to assist with an investigation into Grover’s disappearance.
Grover, 30 years of age of Couchiching First Nation, Ontario was reported missing to the Treaty Three Police Service on Jan. 20, 2020 and had last been seen on January 15, 2020 on Couchiching First Nation.
The disappearance launched a community-wide search, with volunteers and organizations devoting time and resources for an extensive ground search, alongside police, canine units, helicopters and drones.
On April 8, 2020, members of the Ontario Provincial Police – North West Region’s Emergency Response Team (ERT), Canine Unit, Crime Unit & Forensic Identification Unit under the direction of the Criminal Investigation Branch conducted a follow up search and located human remains in an area near the community of Couchiching First Nation. The remains were identified as Chauncey Grover.
A post mortem examination will be conducted at the Centre of Forensic Sciences in Toronto, Ontario at a later date.
Police are seeking information from the public. Any person with information regarding this missing person investigation should immediately contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or the dedicated Tip Line at 1-866-411-0648.
Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or access their website at: where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.