No sign of foul play on missing jogger's body, police say

Whitby man Jeffrey Boucher, 52. (Durham Regional Police handout)

Whitby man Jeffrey Boucher, 52. (Durham Regional Police handout)

Maryam Shah, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:30 PM ET

TORONTO -- An autopsy of the body believed to be that of missing Whitby, Ont., jogger Jeffrey Boucher revealed no signs of foul play, Durham Regional Police said Monday.

"A post-mortem examination was conducted and it revealed that there was no trauma to the body and that means no foul play is suspected in this," Sgt. Bill Calder said.

Boucher's wife, Kirsten, told QMI Agency that she's convinced the body found Saturday on Lake Ontario's shoreline -- in the Thickson Rd.-Crystal Beach area -- is that of her husband.

Police, who have not yet confirmed the identity of the body, found a wedding ring on the dead man's finger.

Kirsten Boucher said the inscription on the wedding band proved to her that the body of her husband had been discovered.

Boucher, 52, a teacher, went missing from his home Jan. 13 after leaving for a 6 a.m. run. He regularly ran up to 15 kilometres a day.

"What actually brought him to the lakefront, we don't have any information that would actually lead to why he was found where he was found," Calder said.

Kirsten Boucher declined comment on Monday.


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