Police seek assistance in Palmer case
A year after Bowmanville man David Palmer, 47, went missing, Ontario Provincial Police are still trying to find out who is responsible for his death
Palmer's remains were found north of Haliburton and his gold coloured 2002 Honda Accord was found on Spruce Lake Trail.
On Wednesday, Oct. 5, the OPP renewed their request that anyone with information about Palmer come forward to assist in the investigation into his murder.
In particular, three items that belonged to Palmer have never been found: a St. Louis Blues baseball cap; a black Samsung flip phone; and his wallet.
The last confirmed sighting of David Palmer while he was alive was on Oct. 2, 2015, when he stopped for gas in Pontypool, Ont., at the Race Trac Service Station on Highway 35, police say. They have video surveillance from the station of Palmer.
His Honda Accord (licence plate BWCZ 783) was found 12 days later near Haliburton village.
"At the time of disappearance, Mr. Palmer was wearing a dark coloured St. Louis Blues hat, dark coloured coat, a blue shirt, tray track pants and white running shoes. He is further described as being six-feet tall, 280 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes," the police release reads.
If any member of the public finds the phone, wallet or cap, he or she is asked to call 911 right away and not touch the objects.
"The OPP is also asking that anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity and/or vehicles in the Spruce Lake area before or during the month of October, 2015, to please contact police," the release says.
Anyone with information should contact Detective Const. Matthew Carmichael at 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 or at www.stopcrimehere.ca.