RCMP locate skeletal remains of missing person

High Level, Alberta – On July 29, 2021, at approximately 3:45 p.m., High Level RCMP, while conducting a coordinated search with volunteer searchers on an unrelated missing persons case, believed to have located the remains of missing person, 47-year-old Arthur Joel Gallant, who was last seen in Dec. 2020, in High Level.

The circumstances surrounding Arthur’s death are not believed to be suspicious. The remains have been sent to the Edmonton Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for autopsy and positive identification.

The High Level RCMP would like to thank members of the communities of High Level, Bushe RIver and Chateh who assisted with the search. The High Level RCMP would also like to extend their condolences to the family of the deceased.

Background:

July 29, 2021

High Level RCMP Found Human Remains

High Level, Alberta – On July 29, 2021, Search teams were conducting a search in a wooded area near the High Level industrial park when they located skeletal human remains. The remains are being transported to the medical examiner who will be working with the RCMP in determining identity and cause of death.

Further release to follow as more details are known.

Dec. 29, 2020

High Level RCMP seek public assistance to locate missing male

High Level, Alta. – High Level RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 47-year-old Arthur Joel Gallant, who was last seen on Dec. 22, 2020, in the area of 99 street and 100 avenue in High Level, Alta.

Arthur is from Bushe River First Nations and it is out of character for him not to be in regular contact with his family. The High Level RCMP have been unable to locate Arthur, are concerned for his well-being and would like to speak to him.

Arthur Joel Gallant is described as:

· Grey hair

· Brown eyes

· 5’9” tall

· 181 lbs

· Indigenous

Arthur was last seen wearing a beige colored jacket and a light colored toque.

If you have any information in relation to Arthur’s whereabouts, or have been in contact with him, please contact the High Level RCMP at 780-821-7000. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

High Level RCMP



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