OSHAWA, Ont. – Human remains found in an area of central Ontario have been identified as those of an Oshawa man who disappeared nine years ago, and police are calling his death a homicide.
Durham regional police say remains found May 1 in the City of Kawartha Lakes have been identified as those of Gary Newman of Oshawa, who was reported missing back in May 2005.
Police say an autopsy conducted at Toronto’s Centre of Forensic Sciences concluded that Newman was a victim of homicide and that the remains had been at that location for many years.
The investigation is continuing and police say members of the homicide unit have been in touch with Newman’s family to advise them of the developments in the case.
Newman was 36-years-old when he was reported missing by his family.
He was last seen on April 15, 2005, and left a message with a family member about 10 days later but his family lost contact after that and reported him missing to police.