Human remains identified as David Palmer

By Angelica Ingram

Published May 17 2016

Police have identified human remains found in early May near Haliburton as those of Bowmanville man David Palmer.
On May 10 OPP confirmed the identity following a post mortem examination done on May 9.
Between May 3 and 6 the OPP conducted a search of an area north of the village of Haliburton in relation to the missing 47-year-old man. On May 6 they discovered human remains.
Palmer was last seen Friday Oct. 2 2015 and on Oct. 14 2015 Palmer’s brown 2002 Honda Accord bearing Ontario licence plate BWCZ 783 was recovered by police near Spruce Lake Trail north of Haliburton village.

Police suspect his disappearance was caused by foul play.
The search was conducted by members of the OPP Emergency Response Team Under water Search and Recovery Unit and the Central Region Forensic Identification Section under the direction Detective Inspector Martin Graham of OPP Criminal Investigation Branch.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the Detective Constable Matthew Carmichael of the City of Kawartha Lakes OPP Crime Unit at 705-324-6741.
Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online at  and/or Crime Stoppers at: and tipsters may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2000.