Missing Sherbrooke man found dead inside a sugar shack in Magog

MAGOG — Police say that they have found the body of Simon Gagner, the 30-year-old man from Sherbrooke who went missing on January 31. His body was found in a sugar shack in Magog this afternoon.

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Authorities received a call today that there was an individual found dead at a forested area near rue Douillard in Magog, by Lac Lovering. The property owner made the discovery by seeing a broken window at a small shack on the property.

Police say they identified the man as Simon Gagner from identification in his pockets.

The coroner and investigators are working to establish the circumstances surrounding the death.

Gagner was missing since January 31, the date of his 30th birthday. His vehicle was found on Monday, February 1, on Route 141 in Magog, not far from Ste-Catherine de Hatley.

Since his disappearance search and rescue teams of the Sûreté du Québec and the Memphrémagog police board had united to locate the man. The search was suspended today at around 2 p.m.

The investigator of the Sûreté du Québec and the family have been informed that Gagner was found in the late afternoon.

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