Police find remains of man missing for 4 years, launch murder investigation

Dec 6 2019, 12:30 pm

The remains of a body found near the town of Slave Lake in 2018 have now been identified as a Calgary man who went missing three years earlier.

According to a release from the Calgary Police Service, Bradley Shaw, who had been 27 at the time, was last seen by his family on September 2, 2015.

In late September of this year, police issued a plea for the public’s help in finding Shaw and CCTV footage was discovered showing him on September 2 in Airdrie — marking what police believe was the the last time he was seen alive.

Slave Lake RCMP responded to a report of human remains being located in a rural area near the town of Slave lake in October 2018, leading to a composite sketch and model rendering being issued in an attempt to identify the victim.

That sketch was seen by a member of the CPS Missing Persons Unit, who suspected that the remains may have belonged to Shaw.

Dental records confirmed the identity of the body had, in fact, been Shaw, which led police to believe that foul play may had been involved in the circumstances of Shaw’s death.

A homicide investigation has since been launched, and the Calgary Police Service is asking anyone with information on the case to contact the Slave Lake RCMP at 780-849-3999,  RCMP Media Relations Officer Ron Bumbry at 780-645-8880, the Calgary Police Service non-emergency line at 403-266-1234, or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or their website.