Holly Ellsworth-Clark’s remains have been found, say Hamilton police.
Hundreds of volunteers spread out across the city looking for the 27-year-old who had been missing since Jan. 11.
Police say they do not believe Holly’s death is suspicious in nature. Her family has been notified.
“Today’s news was not the outcome her family and Hamilton Police were hoping to receive,” stated the service.
The discovery came after a worker near Pier 11 spotted what appeared to be a body floating in Hamilton Harbour Tuesday, according to police.
The body was recovered, but had been in the water for a long time, so it was sent to the Centre for Forensic Sciences to be identified.
Police say staff at the centre confirmed the remains are those of Ellsworth-Clark.
Holly was last seen on Jan. 11 by roommates at her home.
Police say she appeared to be “suffering from some distress but was otherwise healthy and athletic” before she left that day.
“Hamilton Police and Holly’s family conducted a thorough investigation including ground search, social media posts and continued to follow up on various leads and tips with negative results,” say police, thanking the public for helping with the effort.
Anyone with information that could help police is asked to contact Crime Stoppers or Det. John Obrovac by calling 905-546-3816.