The family of a missing Windsor man whose body was found on Walpole Island are devastated after learning from the OPP he was murdered.
Lambton OPP recovered a body on the First Nation March 17. By May 26, according to the family, police had confirmed it was Oyebode (Bode) Oyenuga of Windsor.
The 25 year-old University of Windsor student went missing Feb. 3. He was last seen driving his 2015 white BMW.
“The family went through four months of severe emotional and mental torture not knowing what happened to him,” wrote his brother, Dami, on a GoFundMe page to raise money for his funeral.
“Bode had two classes left to complete his Second Degree in Computer Science (Software Engineering) at the University of Windsor. He would’ve been done in April 2021. He was looking forward to his completion and would always tell me in his last few weeks how he couldn’t wait to elevate to his next chapter in life. Unfortunately that didn’t happen for him,” he wrote.
“To know my brother Bode, is to know a heart of gold. He cared and loved so deeply. My brother was the kindest, sweetest and most generous soul you would ever come across. He would give his last dime if he could. Constantly went out of his way for others and put others before himself.”
Police say the Crime Unit and the Windsor Police Major Crime Unit as well as the Office of the Chief Coroner, the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service and the Walpole OPP are investigating.