The RCMP Major Crime Unit-North and the Prince Albert Police Service (PAPS) are now treating a late spring missing person case as a homicide.
On June 6, Troy Napope, 23, was reported missing and the RCMP and PAPS began to investigate. They determined that Napope was last seen at a party that took place at a home in the 1400-block of 12th Street West in Prince Albert on May 27/28.
On the day he was last seen, Troy was driving a grey, four-door, 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix.
Prince Albert RCMP responded to a complaint of a burning vehicle just north of Prince Albert in a treed off area near Whitfield Road. Investigators have now learned this was the same vehicle Napope was driving when he was last seen. At the time of the initial call, he had not been reported missing.
Neither Napope or his remains have been located and he is still considered missing.
Police are now asking for assistance in locating Napope. They are asking that anyone in the area around Whitfield Road on May 28 call if they saw anything unusual. Police also want to talk to anyone who had contact with Napope or saw his vehicle on May 28.
Anyone with information is asked to call the RCMP at 1-306-975-8925 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.