Human remains identified as David Palmer
Police say they have found human remains near Haliburton following a search for Bowmanville man David Palmer.
On May 10 OPP confirmed the remains were that of Palmer's, following a post mortem examination done on May 9.
The search for Palmer has now concluded, according to a news release issued by the OPP. Investigators believe his disappearance was the result of foul play.
Between May 3 and 6, the OPP conducted a search of an area north of the village of Haliburton, in relation to the missing 47-year-old man. On May 6, they discovered human remains.
Palmer was last seen Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, and on October 14, 2015, Palmer’s brown 2002 Honda Accord, bearing Ontario Licence plate BWCZ 783, was recovered by police near Spruce Lake Trail, north of Haliburton village.
The search was conducted by members of the OPP Emergency Response Team, Under Water Search & Recovery Unit, and the Central Region Forensic Identification Section under the direction Detective Inspector Martin Graham of OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB).
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the Detective Constable Matthew Carmichael of the City of Kawartha Lakes OPP Crime Unit at 705-324-6741.
Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and/or Crime Stoppers at: www.stopcrimehere.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.