Body found in Strathcona County identified as missing Edmonton man: RCMP

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WATCH ABOVE: After days of searching, the body of 22-year-old Kevin Sim was found in Strathcona County. As Sarah Komadina reports, RCMP is investigating his death as homicide – Jul 12, 2019

A body found in Strathcona County earlier this week has been confirmed to be missing Edmonton man Kevin William Sim, RCMP announced on Friday.

Police said an autopsy confirmed Sim’s death was a homicide.

Sim, 22, was last seen near Southgate Mall on June 30.

An image of Kevin Sim taken from surveillance video on June 30, 2019. RCMP say they believe the image was captured before his disappearance that evening. Supplied by RCMP

READ MORE: Police searching for Kevin Sim, 22, missing from south Edmonton

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He was reported missing on July 5.

At the time, Edmonton police said the disappearance was out of character for Sim and his family was extremely concerned for his well-being.

READ MORE: RCMP investigating body of man found in Strathcona County

On July 10, Strathcona County RCMP were called to the area of highways 14 and 21 after a man’s body was discovered in a nearby field.

Police said there was no public safety concern at the time.

Strathcona County RCMP investigate body found in field near Highway 14 and Highway 21, July 10, 2019. Morris Gamblin, Global News

The Edmonton Major Crimes Unit and the Forensic Identification Unit were called in to investigate.

The RCMP did not release the cause of Sim’s death and did not say in what condition his body was found.

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A photo of Kevin Sim. Supplied by RCMP

“Investigators are requesting information,” Cpl. Jon Cormier said Friday evening. “If people saw anything, if they have dash cams in their vehicles, going east or westbound on Whitemud Drive between 111 Street and the east leg of Anthony Henday Drive between 11:30 p.m. June 30 and 9:30 a.m. on July 1… Between these dates, if people were travelling on the Edmonton ring road, and have any footage, they’re asked to please call the Strathcona RCMP.”

The Major Crimes Unit is also requesting dash cam footage for the intersection of Highway 14 and Highway 21.

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