Akwesasne police say body found near island in St-Lawrence River

By Canadian Press MONTREAL — Police in Akwesasne Mohawk Territory say a body has been found near a small island in the St. Lawrence River. The body was located about 10 kilometres northeast from Snye, Akwesasne, where the bodies of eight people were found in a marshy area of the river last March. Police have said that those eight people — two families of Indian and Romanian migrants — died during a failed attempt to cross illegally into the United States by boat. Since then, Akwesasne police have been searching for a 30-year-old local man, Casey Oakes, who was last seen operating the boat that was later found next to the bodies of the two migrant families. Police said Monday the body was found around 2 p.m. that day near Ross…

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