By Philip Croucher - Metro Halifax
RIVERVIEW, N.B. - The RCMP say they don’t believe foul play was involved in the death of an 18-year-old Fall River man whose human remains were found last week in southeastern New Brunswick, nearly six years after he had been reported missing.
Police say the skeletal remains of Emmett Price were identified through dental records.
His remains were discovered last Friday in a wooded area near Gunningsville Boulevard in Riverview, near Moncton.
“We haven’t yet established a cause of death. That is still under investigation,” said Const. Damien Theriault of the Codiac RCMP. “All I can say is the evidence that we have recovered at the scene does not point to foul play at this point.”
“We are still trying to establish exactly how long the remains were where they were discovered,” he added.
While he can’t pinpoint an exact timeframe, Theriault did say it’s safe to say the remains had been there for years.
Halifax RCMP spokesman Cpl. Scott MacRae said members with its Lower Sackville detatchment notified next of kin that Price was found.
“It can hopefully add a sense of closure to the family as this file was open for six years,” said MacRae.
At the time of his disappearance on Aug. 8, 2007, police in Halifax said Price left his home in Fall River with no money nor identification.
Investigators said he also left without his medication for schizophrenia and was last seen in Moncton the following day.
The Mounties are asking for anyone who spoke to the Price around the time he was reported missing to contact them or Crime Stoppers.