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RCMP – Jasper – 19 Year Missing Person Case Solved

RCMP - Crest-insigneOn the 31st of July 2014, Jasper RCMP were contacted by a Mountain Guide that was leading a group of Hikers on Athabasca Glacier, and came across a body. Jasper Parks Visitor Safety and Jasper RCMP personnel, with the assistance of the RCMP helicopter attended the scene. The body was determined to have been at the location for a considerable amount of time. The rescue crews were not able to recover the body before night fall and plans were made to return the following morning. Parks Visitor Safety personnel and Jasper RCMP members returned to the site and by 1205 PM, recovered the body. Jasper RCMP investigators confirmed the body to be of a missing 28 year old male from New Brunswick, that was reported missing on Jan 31, 1995, while climbing alone on Athabasca Glacier. Clothing and personal items, located on the body assisted the RCMP in linking the missing person file. The next of kin have been notified and they are grateful, they now have the answers, to questions they been asking for the past 19 years. The family have asked that the name of the deceased not be released to the media and the RCMP will be honoring their request. The RCMP and the Edmonton Medical examiners office will continue to investigate to determine the cause of death, but foul play is not suspected.

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