Body of climber who went missing in 1995 found

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Dave Lazzarino, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:38 PM ET

EDMONTON -- A body found by a guide in Jasper has ended an almost 20-year-long missing person case.

On July 31, Jasper RCMP were contacted by a mountain guide who was leading a group on Athabasca Glacier. They said they came across a body.

When they got there, police found the body had been there "for a considerable amount of time," read a release issued late Friday.

Rescue crews weren't able to recover the remains until Friday around noon and RCMP later confirmed they belonged to a 28-year-old man from New Brunswick who had been missing since 1995.

The man was first reported missing on Jan. 31, 1995, during a solo climbing trip on the glacier.

Police used clothing and personal items to identify him.

The man's name has not been released and, though foul play is not suspected, police and the Edmonton medical examine's office continue to investigate to find the cause of death.

Jasper is about 362 km west of Edmonton.


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