EDMONTON — Human remains found in central Alberta earlier this month have been identified as an Edmonton man who went missing nearly one year ago.
Human bones were located in a wooded area outside Innisfail on April 5. The Calgary Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed Friday the bones belonged to 42-year-old Dwayne Demkiw of Edmonton.
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The father of two was last seen at around 4 a.m. on Sunday, May 31, 2015 as he was leaving work in northeast Edmonton. His vehicle was found in southeast Calgary at around 11 a.m. the same day. He was reported missing that afternoon.
Demkiw’s disappearance was being investigated as a homicide by the Edmonton Police Service. In July 2015, police said they strongly believed that harm had come Demkiw.
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In June 2015, Demkiw’s father, who lives in Saskatchewan, plastered his Saskatoon neighbourhood with missing posters, doing anything he could to bring his son home.
At the time, Eugene Demkiw and his wife, Angeline Demkiw, said their son was a kind man who would never harm anyone. They said their son’s disappearance was like a bad dream.
Demkiw grew up in North Battleford and Saskatoon before moving to Edmonton 16 years ago.
Earlier in June 2015, police scoured an area of southwest Edmonton in relation to Demkiw’s disappearance.
The case is still under investigation by the RCMP and the EPS.