UPDATE: Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit investigate suspicious death after man previously reported missing was found dead following arson fire

Frog Lake, Alberta – On November 26, 2021, Elk Point RCMP responded to a structure fire on Frog Lake First Nation. The fire was deemed an arson and the residence was deemed unsafe to enter during the initial portion of the investigation.

RCMP Major Crimes attended Frog Lake First Nation on December 21, 2021. With the assistance of St. Paul and Elk Point RCMP, Edmonton General Investigation Section and Firestorm Consulting, investigators located human remains inside the residence.

DNA testing was required to determine identity of the remains. On April 6, 2022, the remains were positively identified as those of Phillip Wade Favel (44), who was reported missing to St. Paul RCMP on November 30, 2021. Favel was last seen on Saddle Lake First Nation on November 21, 2021.

Major Crimes have taken carriage of the investigation which is ongoing.


Dec. 9, 2021

St. Paul RCMP seek public’s assistance in locating missing male

Saddle Lake, Alta. – On Nov. 30, 2021, Phillip Wade Favel (44) was reported missing to St. Paul RCMP.

Phillip was last seen on Nov. 21, 2021 at approximately 12 a.m., at his residence in Saddle Lake. His family has not had contact with him since that time and are concerned for his well-being. Phillip is known to travel to Frog Lake, Alta. and Edmonton.

Phillip is described as:

· 5’7” feet tall (170 cm)

· 230 lbs (104 kg)

· Stocky build

· Brown eyes

· Brown hair

44-year-old Phillip Wade Favel, Reported Missing in Saddle Lake, Alberta (RCMP)

Phillip was last seen wearing a black Under Armour sweater, white t-shirt, blue jeans and has a goatee.

Police would like to speak with Phillip and confirm his well-being.

If you have seen Phillip Favel or know of his whereabouts, please contact St. Paul RCMP at 780-645-8870 or your local police. If you wish 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.

St. Paul RCMP

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