OPP remove two bodies from Petrolia home

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Lambton OPP prepare to enter a home at Portland and Centre St. in Petrolia Monday afternoon. Two people were found dead inside. Alex Kurial Photo

Two bodies were removed from a Petrolia home this afternoon by members of the Lambton OPP Forensic Investigation Team. 

Police have not released any information yet about the incident, however here’s what we know now.

Police were called to a residence on the corner of Portland and Centre Streets before 2 pm Monday. At least six police vehicles were on scene including the forensic investigation van. The house was roped off with crime scene tape. 

Officers could be seen donning personal protective equipment and taking crime scene investigation equipment into the home. A coroner’s van arrived around 3:30 pm and at 4 pm a body was removed from the house. Nearly half an hour later a second body was taken to the van. 

OPP officers on the scene declined to provide comment or give any updates on what happened or the identities of the deceased. A media request Monday afternoon was not immediately answered.

Neighbours on scene said two people lived at the house but nobody had seen them for several weeks. In the past, neighbours said a television and people could be seen moving inside from the street.

Another told The Independent he had not seen movement in the house since April.

The grass was also long and unkempt, and looked not to have been cut for several weeks. Neighbours said this was unusual as it was usually cut and maintained regularly by homeowners’ son.