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Missing Ontario trucker was dead in his trailer the whole time

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A missing Ontario trucker was lying dead in the back of his trailer throughout the entire two week search, police confirmed this week. 

Brian Lush was found dead on Monday, May 6th after going missing on April 24th. The Ontario Provincial Police did not initially specify where Lush was found, but confirmed on Tuesday, May 7th that his body was recovered from inside of his own trailer 

According to the CBC, Lush’s truck was found at a Petro Pass truck stop near Cornwall, Ontario, where he was last seen. 

“On surveillance video, right after 4:30 p.m., we see him get out of his truck, he walks around the front of the truck and then he walks out of camera range,” Bill Dickson, media relations coordinator of the Ontario Provincial Police’s East Region, told CBC News before the body was discovered. “He was never seen again, as far as we know.” 

The truck was then brought back to Port aux Basques, Newfoundland in Canada, and that’s when his body was discovered inside of the trailer. 

As of Wednesday at 12 p.m. CST, the OPP have refused to answer inquiries regarding whether they actually searched the truck and trailer prior to launching the missing person’s investigation and returning the truck to its owner in Newfoundland. The OPP has said only that they will “review the processes involved in the search” and stay in contact with Lush’s family. 

 “We are conducting a review and those details will be shared with the family,” the provincial police force said in an email. “As there was no foul play, this is now a coroner’s investigation.”

The OPP previously stated that they were “assigning as many resources as possible” to finding the missing Ontario trucker, including search dogs, helicopters, and drones.

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