Saskatchewan RCMP are investigating human remains located in a burnt down house in Battleford as a homicide.
The remains were located on Feb. 27, inside of a 27th Street West home that had been destroyed by a fire on Feb. 18, a release said.
Investigation determined the victim had died as the result of a homicide. He has been identified as 32-year-old Gregory Cope, who had been reported missing to Battlefords RCMP on Feb. 21. According to a media release from Feb. 23, Cope had last been seen on Feb. 17.
Anyone with information is asked to call their local police or local RCMP detachment by calling 310-RCMP. Information can also be submitted anonymously to Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or at www.saskcrimestoppers.com.
Police are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing man.
Battlefords RCMP received a report on Tuesday that 32-year-old Gregory Cope is missing.
Cope was last seen on 105Street in the town of Battleford on Feb. 17.
Police said Cope has not been in contact with his loved ones, which is uncommon for him. His family and police are concerned for his wellbeing.
Cope is about six feet two inches tall, and weighs 200 pounds, has short, brown hair, brown eyes and a full beard. He has a tattoo of a sword on his back, as well as another tattoo on the back of his left calf.
He may be in the Battlefords area, but this has not been confirmed.
RCMP have searched areas where Cope may have travelled. They continue to follow-up on any information about his potential whereabouts and direction of travel.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Battlefords RCMP or Crime Stoppers.