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Last Updated: Sunday, 9 April 2006, 04:25 GMT 05:25 UK
Eight bodies found at Canada farm
Police cars in farmland in Canada
Police were alerted to the bodies in remote woodland
The bodies of eight men have been found in several vehicles in woodland on a farm in Canada, police say.

The grim discovery was made by a farmer on his land in Elgin County, Ontario.

Police have launched a murder hunt and say it is possible more bodies will be found. They say all the men were white but have given few other details.

"We are not in a position to release any information about the persons, the motive or the cause of death," said Ontario Police Sergeant Dave Rektor.

The farm is near the village of Shedden, about 20km (12 miles) from the city of St Thomas, south-west of Toronto.

"It's a pretty isolated area. It doesn't get much traffic, especially after dark," Constable Doug Graham told Reuters news agency.

Police say the bodies were found in three cars and a tow truck.

Sgt Rektor refused to confirm media speculation that all eight men had gunshot wounds.

Officers say the murder probe is at a very early stage, but say the farmer who reported the discovery of the bodies is not considered a suspect.

Police give details of what was found at the scene

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