Author Topic: Human Remains Found | North Saskatchewan River, Maidston, SK | May 22, 2014  (Read 1967 times)


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Canoeists find human remains on bank of North Saskatchewan river near Maidstone
CBC News Posted: May 22, 2014 8:30 PM CT Last Updated: May 22, 2014 8:30 PM CT

A group of canoeists paddling on the North Saskatchewan River near Maidstone came across human remains Thursday. RCMP say they hope an autopsy will allow them to positively identify the body.

Mounties from the Maidstone detachment of the RCMP were dispatched at 2:10 p.m. CST after getting a call about a body on the riverbank.

The human remains were found about 10 kilometres north of the Paynton Ferry crossing.

RCMP said their investigation will include members from the major crimes section as well as the provincial coroner's office.

They noted that while an autopsy may help them identify the body, they may need to do some follow up work to be absolutely certain.


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Michael Anthony Moss| North Saskatchewan River, Maidston, SK
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2014, 10:35:06 AM »,-2014/1

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2014-05-28 07:55
An autopsy was conducted Tuesday, May 27, 2014 on the human remains recovered from the bank of the North Saskatchewan River on Thursday, May 22.

The human remains were positively identified through dental records as 46-year-old Michael Anthony Moss from St. Albert, Alberta, who was reported missing from Edmonton, Alberta on November 18, 2013.

The death is not considered suspicious and the Maidstone RCMP will be concluding the file. 

The family has requested that media agencies respect their privacy during this difficult time.

2014-05-23 1:15 p.m.

The human remains recovered from the bank of the North Saskatchewan River on Thursday, May 22 were successfully removed and transported to Saskatoon.

An autopsy is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, May 27, 2014.

The RCMP initially received a private message on May 22 via our RCMP Saskatchewan Facebook account regarding the discovery of human remains by canoeists traveling in the area. Our Divisional Operational Communication Centre made contact with both canoeists and dispatched Maidstone RCMP to the scene.

We would like to take this opportunity to inform the public that our Saskatchewan RCMP social media accounts are not monitored 24/7. We recognize that on rare occasions there may be extenuating circumstances that exist, but would like to stress that in emergency situations, the public should call 9-1-1, or, in non-emergencies, call 310-RCMP, or contact your local detachment/police service.

Further updates will be provided once they become available.


On May 22, 2014 at 2:10 pm, Maidstone RCMP responded to a call of a body on the river bank of the North Saskatchewan River. Canoeists in the area came across the body on the river bank. RCMP members attended and located the human remains approximately 10 km north of Paynton ferry crossing in the RM of Paynton, Saskatchewan.

Maidstone RCMP continue to investigate and will be working in conjunction with RCMP Major Crimes North and Office of the Chief Coroner, to positively identify the remains.  Further updates will be provided when they become available.


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My condolences to the family.  Other news articles show his life in crisis.  May he rest in peace.