That’s Some Fine Police Work…Hey, Where’d Lou Go?

Last Updated on: 11th June 2024, 05:38 pm

Hooooh boy. I can’t wait to hear how the OPP explains this, assuming, of course, that it’s better at finding explanations than it apparently is at finding bodies that are right under its nose.

To be fair, it does sound like the service did a lot of work here. Unfortunately it ended up being the equivalent of taking the entire computer apart wen unplugging it and plugging it back in would have solved the whole problem.

Brian Lush’s family last heard from him on April 24, and using data from a GPS tracking device they established that his tractor-trailer was parked at a gas station in Summerstown, Ont.
They contacted the OPP, who issued a news release on April 26 saying surveillance video from the gas station in eastern Ontario showed the 51-year-old truck driver at the front of his rig on April 24 at 4:30 p.m. Lush was expected home in Stephenville, N.L., later that week.

The provincial police force issued a number of subsequent statements, including a plea for video images from dashcams or trail cameras recorded on or near Highway 401 near Cornwall, Ont., on April 25 between 10:30 a.m. and noon.
“An individual partially matching Brian’s description had been reported along the highway at that time but could not be located when officers arrived,” the OPP said in a statement dated April 29.
The search included help from the OPP’s emergency response team, canine units, a remotely operated drone, an OPP helicopter and search and rescue volunteers.

The search failed to turn up anything, except Lush’s personal belongings in his truck.

Having done all they could, our fine investigators were forced to admit defeat and send the truck back to Newfoundland.

And then.

The following day, the RCMP in Newfoundland issued a statement confirming Lush’s remains were found Monday inside his tractor-trailer after it arrived in Port aux Basques in the southwestern corner of the island.

Oof. So close, guys.

And for whatever it’s worth, you might want to try and get a refund on those canine units. It seems someone sold you the only dogs in history that can’t sniff out something dead.

So how did this happen? Like I said, we don’t know. At the time this was published, a spokesperson for the OPP wouldn’t confirm whether or not anyone bothered doing the most obvious thing one could have done in this case, that of course being open up the other half of the damn truck.

“While we acknowledge that we did not locate the missing person, who was later found deceased inside the trailer after it was returned to Newfoundland, we did conduct an extensive investigation and search to try and locate him,” Dickson said.

While I acknowledge that I did not ever sleep with Cindy Crawford, I did think extensively about doing so during my youth, which has got to count for something, right?

“We are conducting a review of our investigation and we will share those details with the family, as we continue to liaise with them.”

“If we can find them,” he may have added.

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