Human remains discovered in Uxbridge last week have been identified as those of a Toronto man who went missing last summer.
DRPS officers were dispatched to the area of Uxbridge Concession Road 6 and Allbright Road at approximately 2:40 p.m. on May 10 after human remains were discovered in a bag floating in a pond.
Ontario Forensic Pathology Services determined that the bones belonged to Ariel Kaplan, 32, of Toronto.
“An extensive ground and water search was conducted by members of our Public Safety Unit as well as the York Regional Police dive team. The investigation is ongoing.” they said in a news release issued Tuesday.
Kaplan was reported missing in August 2021, police said. In May 2021, Kaplan was charged with two counts of possession of property obtained by crime exceeding $5,000 for his alleged involvement in the theft of a tractor-trailer that was carrying nearly $250,000 worth of merchandise, including thousands of bottles of juice and more than 100 washing machines.
Durham police’s homicide unit are working in conjunction with Toronto police on this investigation, the forces confirmed. They are asking anyone with information pertaining to the case, or anyone who spoke to or saw Mr. Kaplan prior to his disappearance, to contact them at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5444
Source_ The Canadian Press