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Two More Charged in Connection With Sprung Murder

OPP Media Release

On May 3, 2020 at 4:02 p.m., Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a missing person, Emerson Sprung. The 25-year-old male was last seen on May 2, at 9:00 p.m. leaving the family residence at Trowbridge Street West in Meaford on his BMX bicycle.

Human remains, located on May 6, 2020 were identified as that of the missing male, Emerson Sprung.

On July 22, 2020, as a result of the ongoing investigation, under the direction of the Criminal Investigation Branch, two additional people have been arrested and charged.

Laurel Campbell, 28 years old, and Bridget Taylor Smith, 25 years old , both from Municipality of Meaford, has been charged with accessory after the fact to murder, section 240 Criminal Code of Canada (CC).

In May, OPP arrested and charged Matthew McQuarrie, 34 years old from Meaford, with first degree murder, section 235(1) Criminal Code of Canada.

If you have any information that could assist this investigation, you are asked to contact Grey Bruce OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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