Jessie's family wants to know what happened to himMonday, October 14, 2013 by: SooToday.com Staff
The family of the young man they say was found deceased on Highway 17B early Sunday morning is appealing for witnesses to the incident.
The OPP is not disclosing any further information but the name of the individual whose body was discovered by a motorist at 5 a.m. on Sunday has been widely circulated on social media sites.
Friends and family are remembering Jessie Roach as a good listener with a big heart who always had time to offer his words of wisdom to the many people he cared about.
Just before he went out with friends on Saturday evening, Roach posted the image below on his Facebook page, which is public.
One of his family members posted the following appeal on Facebook and asked that it be shared widely.
"Someone witnessed a vehicle swerving on Hiawatha, White Birch and Wolf Street in Garden River around 5 a.m. early Sunday morning," she said. "The vehicle was very loud (like a bad muffler). If anyone knows anything, can they please call Crime Stoppers or the police. The person driving may have information regarding the accident that killed my cousin...please!!!"
To confirm this information SooToday.com contacted the OPP whose spokesperson said the matter is under investigation.
SooToday.com was otherwise unable to independently confirm Jessie Roach is the person found deceased on Highway 17B early Sunday morning.
OPP urge any person with information regarding this investigation or may have been traveling the area at that time, to contact the Sault Ste. Marie OPP Detachment immediately at 1-888-310-1122, or their nearest police authority.
Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 705-942-7867 or 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS); submit an e-tip through the Crime Stoppers website at www.saultcrimestoppers.com or text the keyword SSM along with your tip to 274637. You may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.