RCMP have recovered the remains of a missing male in the M.D. of Greenview.
The body of Barry Goodswimmer was discovered on June 30, 2019 in a rural location near the Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation. An autopsy was conducted at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Edmonton and confirmed the manner of death to be homicide.
As this matter is now before the courts no further information will be provided.
Two males have been arrested and charged in relation to the disappearance of a Sturgeon Lake man that was reported to police on the evening of June 16, 2019.
Allan Hamelin (22) and Harlin Martineau (39), both of Sturgeon Lake have been charged with the following:
– First Degree Murder of Barry Goodswimmer
– Assault with a weapon
Both Hamelin and Martineau have been remanded into custody for a court appearance on June 24, 2019 at Grande Prairie Provincial Court.
The investigation is ongoing and the body of Barry Goodswimmer has yet to be recovered. The investigation has been assisted by Valleyview RCMP Detachment, Grande Prairie RCMP Forensic Identification Services, Grande Prairie RCMP Police Dog Services, RCMP Air Services, and Search & Rescue Teams from Grande Prairie and Valleyview.
Valleyview RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing 50 year-old Aboriginal male, Barry Goodswimmer. Barry was reported missing from the Sturgeon Lake area and was last seen on June 16, 2019.
Barry Goodswimmer is described as: 5’8, 150 lbs, grey hair, brown eyes. Last seen wearing jeans, black hoodie, black runners.
Anyone with information that could assist police in locating Barry Goodswimmer are asked to contact Valleyview RCMP or your local law enforcement agency.