Oct 4, 2012 / 6:36 am
The RCMP say police in Ontario believe they have found the body of a man wanted in the alleged confinement of a 16-year-old boy in Nova Scotia.
The Ontario Provincial Police say the body of a 30-year-old man was recovered near a 2003 Hyundai Elantra that had been recovered on a logging road in northern Ontario.
Police say while the body has not been positively identified they believe it to be that of Wayne Alan Cunningham, who faced charges of sexual assault and forcible confinement after a boy alleged he was held captive by two men at a home last month.
They say the cause of death is under investigation, but foul play is not suspected.
The car was found Wednesday about 19 kilometres off the highway in Greenstone, about 250 kilometres northeast of Thunder Bay, Ont.
Cunningham's co-accused, David James Leblanc, was arrested Sunday on a road in Greenstone after officers received a report of a man wandering with no shoes and light clothing in near-freezing temperatures.
On Wednesday, RCMP said they were working with the OPP to return Leblanc to Nova Scotia, but he was not able to travel yet for medical reasons. He faces charges of forcible confinement and sexual assault.
A parole board assessment of Cunningham done more than five years ago said he was troubled by emotional issues surrounding his sexuality and self-esteem.
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