Police in northwestern Ontario are looking into the suspicious death of a Whitefish Bay First Nation member after the discovery of their remains in a separate community.

The North West Region OPP and Treaty Three Police say 45-year-old Buifford Cowley was reported missing from Whitefish Bay on September 4.

An extensive search took place between the two services and canine units, which resulted in the discovery of human remains in the Northwest Angle #33 First Nation area.

The body has been confirmed to be that of Buifford Cowley. A post-mortem examination is scheduled to take place in Toronto to determine their cause of death.

The investigation is continuing, and anyone with any information is asked to contact the OPP immediately at 1-888-310-1122 or through Crime Stoppers at 1-888-222-8477 (TIPS).