The Haliburton Highlands detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) said at 6:45 p.m. tonight (Dec. 7) that missing person, Joseph McGee, 89, of Minden Hills Township had been located deceased.

“Family members wish to express their heartfelt thanks to the community for their tireless efforts in the search for Joseph McGee,” OPP said.

“The OPP also wish to thank both the community and our media partners for their assistance in this matter.”

Please note: The paper edition of The Highlander, due out Dec. 8, has the man still listed as missing as the paper went to press at 3.30 p.m. Dec. 7. The OPP release was issued more than three hours later.