Officials in Ottawa say they have confirmed the identities of four Indian nationals whose bodies were found frozen near Emerson, close to the Canada-U. S. border last week.
The High Commission of India has released a notice saying the four who died were Jagdish Baldevbhai Patel, a 39-year-old man, Vaishaliben Jagdishkumar Patel, a 37-year-old woman, Vihangi Jagdishkumar Patel, an 11-year-old girl, and Dharmik Jagdishkumar Patel, a three-year-old boy.
Investigators believe the family of four was attempting to cross over the border by foot on January 19 during severe winter weather and died from exposure.
The family's immediate relatives have been informed, says the release.