Migrant found dead next to Roxham Road

According to our information, it would be a migrant trying to cross the border between Canada and the United States.

Canadian agents were alerted by their American counterparts, who patrolled the area by helicopter and saw a man lying on the ground, whose nationality and age remain unknown.

According to police sources, this body was found between Roxham Road and the Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle border crossing on Highway 15 before being evacuated by helicopter in the evening.

Almost 5 km separate these two places, with many fields and wooded forests.

The circumstances surrounding the death are not known at this time. We will investigate the causes of death, it will take some timeconfirms a spokesman for the Sûreté du Québec in charge of this case.

We are trying to find out how he got there, where he was going and where he came from. We will try to shed some light on what happened. »

A quote from Louis-Philippe Ruel, spokesman for the Sûreté du Québec

The federal government, for its part, ensures that it is sorry to hear of the death of a person at the Canada-US border.

We would like to express our condolences to his loved ones. The minister [de la Sécurité publique Marco] Mendicino is monitoring the situation closely as details become available.says his press manager Audrey Champaux.

Canadian police are currently investigating the death near Roxham Road, which is between New York state and Montérégie.

Photo: Radio-Canada / Jacaudrey Charbonneau

It would be the first migrant found dead at the border in almost a year.

In January 2022, the bodies of four people of Indian descent were found near Emerson, Manitoba.

This family would have gotten lost, on foot and in the dead of winter, trying to leave Canada to enter the United States before dying of cold. According to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, they would have done business with a human trafficking network.

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