Body in Ottawa River likely missing scientist

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Offline oyashango

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Body in Ottawa River likely missing scientist
« on: June 16, 2010, 11:20:45 AM »
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 Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The body pulled from the Ottawa River last week is almost certain to be that of the Chalk River scientist who went missing in January, according to a friend of the scientist.

Lachlan Cranswick, 41, vanished five months ago in a case that confounded police and the community and yielded few clues to his whereabouts. Police pulled a body from the Ottawa River near the town of Deep River on Friday.

Cranswick's friend Chris Knight said police have already told Cranswick's family in his native Australia that they believe the body is his.

"I heard from his family that the police had told them that the clothes and some identification on the body were Lachlan's," said Knight.

"They still had to do the forensics and autopsy to confirm but it's virtually certain that it's Lachlan that they found," he said.

Police have not officially identified the body.

Vanished without a trace
Knight said the community would wait until the body has been officially identified before holding a memorial. He said Cranswick's family plans to have him cremated and flown home.

Cranswick's role as a scientist at the Chalk River facility led to speculation and international attention after he disappeared, but police said there was no evidence suggesting foul play.

But the disappearance was strange: Cranswick vanished after taking out the garbage not long after finishing work on Jan. 18. His car was still in his garage and his wallet and personal belongings were in his unlocked house.

Knight said he thinks that whatever happened was likely an accident.

"It's sad, it's really sad," he said.



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Re: Body in Ottawa River likely missing scientist
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2010, 01:56:45 AM »
Holy crap. WTF is going on is Ottawa?

Another nuclear scientist dies under mysterious circumstances. Damn.

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Re: Body in Ottawa River likely missing scientist
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2010, 03:00:00 AM »
Holy crap. WTF is going on is Ottawa?

Another nuclear scientist dies under mysterious circumstances. Damn.

Coincident theory at work again.  ::)
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Re: Body in Ottawa River likely missing scientist
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2010, 03:07:48 PM »
Holy crap. WTF is going on is Ottawa?


5.5 magnitude earthquakes, today!

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Re: Body in Ottawa River likely missing scientist
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2010, 03:22:49 PM »

godlikeproductions: Lachlan use to post on GLP, some of his threads are still around, many remember him but most of all this appeared at 3am

From the Joe Stack thread:


"This is the OP of this thread. This is my second post. Lachlan Cranswick was also a member of our team. He went into hiding on Jan 18 because that is when we realized the lethality of our situation. The last time I was contacted by him was in April and haven't heard from him since. It was from his ideas that I was able to correctly derive the proper equations for time dialation. Cranswick was a brilliant man, and visitors of this forum should know that he played a monumental role in our discovery."

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Re: Body in Ottawa River likely missing scientist
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2010, 03:42:46 PM »
so a really smart guy wanders out into the wilderness and falls thru the ice on a river., hmm; that doesn't add up to me.
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<but every item he typically took on those trips -- at least two flashlights
, a whistle and a GPS system -- was found in his unlocked home, along with his wallet, keys and passport.

"We don't believe he got lost," Faris said. "He's meticulous in all points of detail.">
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DEEP RIVER, Ont. - Police have confirmed that a body pulled from the Ottawa River near Deep River, Ont., is that of Lachlan Cranswick, the nuclear scientist who went missing in January.

"The body had no signs of trauma," said the lead investigator Const. Darin Faris of the Deep River Police Service. "We are going on the premise it was an accident."

A pair of canoeists spotted the body floating June 11 in Welsh's Bay, a shallow cove east of the Deep River marina.

Const. Faris said the thickness of the ice along the inlets and bays that border the town would have been up to four feet thick. However, warm temperatures during January probably melted much of the ice surface at a couple of prominent points where Cranswick may have walked.

Interviews with his friends and colleagues and a search of his e-mails do not suggest Cranswick would have taken his life, he said.

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wasn't chalk river the reactor that used to produce medical isotopes...
 
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"CRANSWICK, a native of Australia, moved to the UK as a young man where he worked as an experimental physicist. He moved to Canada in 2003, and began working at the Neutron Beam Center in Chalk River, which is used as a laboratory for scientists from around the world to conduct various experiments and academic research"
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List of Dead Scientists on the web. Who is knocking off the scientists and why are they being terminated?&#8232;

See list; no link, from the longwalker guy web site

Lachlan Cranswick’s Homepage
[link to lachlan.bluehaze.com.au]