Migrant found dead next to Roxham Road

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A migrant found dead next to Roxham Road

The path Roxham is located between New York State and Montérégie.

The lifeless body of a man was discovered Wednesday afternoon by Canadian police near Roxham Road.

< p class="e-p">According to our information, it was a migrant trying to cross the Canada-US border.

Canadian officers were alerted by their American counterparts, who were patrolling by helicopter nearby and saw a man lying on the ground, whose nationality and age remain unknown.

According to police sources, this body was found between Roxham Road and the Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle border crossing, located on the highway 15, before being evacuated by helicopter in the evening.

Almost 5 km separate these two places, with many fields and wooded forests.

The circumstances of the death are not known at this time. “We are going to investigate the causes of death, it will take some time,” confirms a spokesperson for the Sûreté du Québec, responsible for this case.

“We're trying to figure out how he got there, where he was going, and where he came from. We were trying to shed some light on what happened. »

— Louis-Philippe Ruel, spokesperson for the Sûreté du Québec

This would be the first migrant found dead at the border in nearly ;a year. In January 2022, the bodies of four people of Indian descent were found near Emerson, Manitoba.

This family is believed to have gotten lost trying to leave the Canada to enter the United States, before freezing to death.

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