On Monday, Sept 13, 2021, at approximately 5 p.m., Mayerthorpe RCMP responded to the discovery of human remains near Range Road 43, north of Township Road 560.
The Edmonton Medical Examiner’s Officer completed an autopsy on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, and the cause of death is pending further testing. The manner of death remains suspicious at this time. Working closely with the Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit (MCU), EPS Homicide detectives have since confirmed the deceased to be missing male, Donald Blizzard, 43.
There is no additional information currently available.
On Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, the Edmonton Police Service issued a media release seeking the public’s assistance in locating Donald Blizzard, who was reportedly last seen at 11 a.m. at the Clareview LRT station (48 Street and 139 Avenue) on Thursday, July 22, 2021. It was also reported to police that he may have been in the areas of 114 Avenue and 38 Street and Jasper Avenue and 101 Street later in the day on Tuesday, July 27, 2021.
Blizzard’s disappearance was considered out of character, but there were no indications to suggest foul play at the time.