OPS investigating death of man found on Richmond snowmobile trail

RICHMOND – Ottawa police are investigating the death of a man found on a snowmobile trail near Richmond earlier today (March 7).

“The Ottawa Police Service (OPS) Homicide Unit continues to investigate the death of a man found on a snowmobile trail off Dobson Lane in the Richmond area,” the OPS released in a statement this evening (March 7).

Police were called to the area near McBean St. and Dobson Lane just before 9 a.m. today after a passerby found a man’s body.

“The identification process and next of kin notification of the victim is underway,” the OPS said. “The death is being investigated as a homicide.”

On Monday (March 8) afternoon, the OPS identified the vicitim.

“The OPS Homicide Unit has identified the deceased male as 40-year-old Leo Santostefano of Ottawa,” the OPS released in a statement.

Anyone who was in the area of McBean Street between the hours of 9 p.m. (March 6) and 8 a.m. (March 7) and noted anything suspicious, or anyone with information is asked to contact the homicide unit at 612-236-1222 ext. 5493. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 or at crimestoppers.ca.