Remains of Canadian man missing since Aug. 2 found in Bavarian Alps: German police

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German police say searchers have found what they believe to be the body of a Canadian man who has been missing in the Bavarian Alps since Aug. 2.

Bavarian police said the remains were found Saturday by a fellow Canadian, a police climber and friend of the man’s family who had joined the search. They were in a wooded area near the Brauneck mountain south of Munich, along with a backpack containing the missing man’s passport. The body was recovered with the help of a helicopter.

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Police said Sunday there was no evidence of foul play. They believe the man, whom they didn’t name, suffered a fatal fall of 60-100 metres (197-328 feet) while hiking.

They say forensic tests will be conducted in Munich to confirm the man’s identity.

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Brandon man Jeff Freiheit disappeared while hiking across the Alps in early August, and was last heard from on August 1. European police have been searching for him since.

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He was travelling alone from Munich to Venice, following a strict itinerary. It is not confirmed that the identity of the man discovered was Freiheit.


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