Autopsies are expected to be done on Monday in Toronto on the bodies of five people recovered from a deadly house fire on the Oneida Nation of the Thames.
Police announced late Friday night the remains had been found and were transported to the Office of the Chief Coroner and the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service in Toronto.
Five people — which included a father and four children — were unaccounted for when the fire ripped through a home on the reservation on Wednesday.
Meantime, officials are still investigating both the cause and origin of the blaze. The Ontario Fire Marshal is currently investigating.
Emergency officials were first called to the “fully engulfed” residence on the 1200 block of Townline Road around 11 a.m. on Wednesday.
On Thursday, officials said a father and four children from the Doxtator Antone family were unaccounted for. Police only said that the bodies of an adult and a child had been recovered.
A statement from the Oneida band council said that the remaining families “were not able to be located, and are presumed to have perished in the fire.”
The scene on Townline Road remains secured and the road is expected to be closed through the weekend while the investigation continues.