The parents of an Ottawa man feared dead in a Madawaska cottage fire are trying to get their son’s dental records, to confirm the heart-wrenching news.

They believe their son, Michael Braceland, 37, was the man found dead inside the cottage a week ago.

He had been visiting the cottage ahead of Christmas, and his car was found outside the charred remains of the cottage when emergency crews responded.

An autopsy was done on the body Monday, but the results have not been released.

The investigation continues.