Missing Calgary man found dead in Slave Lake, homicide investigation underway

Calgary police say human remains found in northern Alberta last year have been identified as a missing Calgary man, and that his death is now being investigated as a homicide.

Bradley Edward Shaw was last seen by his family in Calgary on Sept. 2, 2015, and reported missing a few weeks later.

His remains were found in a rural area near Slave Lake on Oct. 6, 2018. At the time, investigators didn’t know the remains were Shaw’s.


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According to Calgary police, the identity of the deceased remained a mystery for a year, when RCMP officers in Slave Lake released a composite sketch of what it’s thought he looked like.

Officers investigating Shaw’s disappearance saw the sketch and suspected it may have been the missing man.

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“The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner was able to use dental records to confirm the remains belonged to Bradley Shaw,” the Calgary Police Service said in a Wednesday news release.

Police believe Shaw went missing under “suspicious circumstances” and met with foul play in September 2015. The cause of death will not be released at this time.


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At the time of his death, Shaw was 27 years old.

Anyone with information about Shaw’s death is asked to call Slave Lake RCMP at 780-849-3999, Cpl. Ron Bumbry with RCMP media relations at 780-645-8880, Calgary police via their non-emergency number at 403-266-1234.

Tips can also be left anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

The town of Slave Lake is located about 255 kilometres northwest of Edmonton.

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