Police investigating death of Calgary man missing since 2015 as homicide

Calgary Police Service vehicle
Calgary Police Service vehicle

Police have identified human remains found near the town of Slave Lake last year, as those of a missing Calgary man.

Bradley Shaw was reported missing in 2015.

According to a media release, the Calgary Police Service Homicide Unit and the RCMP Major Crimes Unit are now investigating his death as a homicide.

Shaw was last seen by family in Calgary on Sept. 2, 2015. He was reported missing a few weeks later. Calgary police issued a news release on Sept. 23, 2015, seeking public assistance to locate the missing man.

An investigation tracked Shaw to Airdrie, Alta., where he was seen on CCTV on Sept. 2, 2015. This is believed to be the last time he was seen alive.

On Oct. 6, 2018, Slave Lake RCMP responded to a report that human remains that had been located at a rural area near the Town of Slave Lake.

A media release was issued asking for public assistance with information related to the discovery of the remains. On Oct. 7, 2019, Slave Lake RCMP released a composite sketch and model rendering to assist with identifying the victim.

An investigator within the Calgary Police Missing Persons Unit saw the sketch and suspected the man was Shaw. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner was able to use dental records to confirm the remains belonged to Shaw.

Police believe Shaw went missing under suspicious circumstances and met with foul play in September 2015. He was 27 years old at the time of his death.

The cause of death has not been released.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Calgary Police Service at 403-266-1234 or Slave Lake RCMP at 780-849-3999.