Cyclist found dead in Milton matches description of missing 81-year-old man from Mississauga: police

WATCH ABOVE: The search for a missing 81-year-old Mississauga man has come to an end. The man, who family members say was an avid cyclist, was discovered dead in Milton on Thursday. Brittany Rosen reports.

Peel Regional Police say a man found dead with his bicycle in Milton matches the description of a missing 81-year-old man from Mississauga.

Peel Police said officers with Halton Regional Police received a call Thursday morning about a deceased man found in the area of Lower Base Line West, just east of 6th Line in Milton.

Earlier on Thursday, Peel police had issued a news release about a man named Ignatio Viana who had gone missing on the morning of Sept. 17 near Erin Mills Parkway and Folkway Drive in Mississauga.

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The family of the man had released an emotional plea video urging the public’s assistance in finding Viana. He was described as a frequent cyclist and had gone out that morning for a ride and never returned home.

His niece described him as “physically strong” and “not your typical senior that you would think at 81.” She said he would typically bike at least 50 km daily.

Peel police said it is too early to determine the cause of death and what exactly happened to the body that was found. There were no obvious signs of trauma to the man found in Milton, investigators said. The coroner has been called in.

Officers with both forces said the body is believed to be Viana’s.

A photo of missing 81-year-old Ignatio Viana cycling.

A photo of missing 81-year-old Ignatio Viana cycling.

Handout / Peel Regional Police

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