||of, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario
||Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario
|loss and found deceased |
|Eby ID Number
||Lady Evelyn Lake, Medina Township, Temiskaming District, Ontario, Canada
||15 Mar 2017 |
- Remains of missing Kitchener man found
The remains of a man who has been missing since 2011 have been found near Lady Evelyn Lake in Medina Township, according to Ontario Provincial Police. The Temiskaming detachment of the OPP received a call on May 25 shortly before 6 p.m. The remains were sent to the North East Region Forensic Pathology Unit for examination and have been positively identified as Daniel Robert Trask of Kitchener. Trask was reported missing in November 2011. His car was found on Red Squirrel Road near Camp Wanapitei at Ferguson Bay after he was reported missing....1a
Missing man's remains to be returned to lake
Waterloo Region Record By Greg Mercer
WATERLOO Daniel Trask, the Waterloo man who vanished into the wilds of northern Ontario in 2011, will be returned to the remote site where his remains were found earlier this summer.
As his mother Maureen Trask readies for her final goodbye, she continues to push for legislation changes that could make it easier for investigators to solve missing person cases like his.
On Saturday, Daniel's family and a group of supporters plan to spread his ashes at an isolated lake in the Temagami area. They'll return to the site where his remains were found in May '97 a discovery that ended an agonizing search that lasted 3½ years.
"This will be the last chapter," his mother said. "When he was found, it was like that black cloud lifted. It was finally over, and we finally had an answer."
Daniel Trask was 28 years old when he disappeared, and the discovery of his car near Camp Wanapitei at Ferguson Bay led searchers to scour the vast wilderness surrounding it.
The search, which included divers, cadaver dogs, float planes and a volunteer backwoods rescue group from Michigan, brought Daniel's family to Temagami frequently since 2011. As their efforts dragged on, Maureen Trask united with other Waterloo Region families with missing people and began to lobby for more support for cases like theirs.
Maureen Trask can only speculate as to what killed her son, but believes a fracture in Daniel's skull was caused by a fall from a ridge and is likely the reason.
The Trasks will honour Daniel's memory in a ceremony that will celebrate the native spirituality that was so important to him, his mother said. They plan to hike about 45 minutes to an overlook near a lake where his remains were found.
Weather permitting, his mother hopes to canoe out into the lake and return his ashes to the water. Maureen Trask said Daniel found the wilds of Temagami comforting and sacred, and he'd gone there often in the past to camp and explore on his own....2a
2aWaterloo Region Record 7 Sep 2015