Body of missing Airdrie, Alta., man found in Montana

A 37-year-old Airdrie, Alta., man missing since early October has been found dead in Montana.

The Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office said the body of Cameron Collin was found about 9:30 a.m. Saturday in a creek south of Billings.

Collin had been in Montana for a wedding when he disappeared sometime on the night of Oct. 4.

Collin’s sister said the family is grieving.

“We got the news from the sheriff today,” Julia Collin told CBC News.

“My family is deeply saddened and at a loss.”

Private investigator Mike Toth was hired by the family, and told the Calgary Eyeopener Collin had wandered off from the party on a property about 18 kilometres outside of Billings.

“At one point late in the night, Cam was pretty intoxicated, so the rest of the bachelor party left him alone in the barn and said they were going to go into town,” Toth said Thursday.

“The last they saw him, he was sleeping in a chair. When they came back, about an hour and a half later, he was gone. His suitcase and jacket were still laying there, but Cam was nowhere to be found.”

A sheriff’s office press release issued Saturday said there has been no indication of foul play during its ongoing investigation.

An autopsy will be done Monday to determine the cause of death.


With files from The Associated Press, the Calgary Eyeopener and CBC’s Anis Heydari



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Sherwood Park is a large hamlet in Alberta, Canada within Strathcona County that is recognized as an urban service area.[7] It is located adjacent to the City of Edmonton’s eastern boundary,[8] generally south of Highway 16 (Yellowhead Trail), west of Highway 21 and north of Highway 630 (Wye Road).[9] Other portions of Sherwood Park extend beyond Yellowhead Trail and Wye Road, while Anthony Henday Drive (Highway 216) separates Refinery Row to the west from the balance of the hamlet to the east.[9]

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History

Sherwood Park, originally named Campbelltown, was founded by John Hook Campbell and John Mitchell in 1953 when the Municipal District of Strathcona No. 83 approved their proposed development of a bedroom community east of Edmonton. The first homes within the community were marketed to the public in 1955. Canada Post intervened on the name of Campbelltown due to the existence of several other communities in Canada within the same name, so the community’s name was changed to Sherwood Park in 1956.
Geography

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