The search for Joshua Maxwell Slauenwhite reached a sad conclusion this month as authorities say the Lunenburg County man's body was located.
Slauenwhite, of Farmington in Lunenburg County, was found dead December 11, his identity confirmed by the Nova Scotia Medical Examiner's Office.
Nova Scotia RCMP released a statement about the matter December 21. The statement said human remains were found in Lunenburg County but doesn't mention what community.
"The death is not believed to be suspicious in nature, however the investigation into the death is ongoing," reads the statement.
Wearing a dark shirt and either shorts or sweat pants, and possibly carrying a black tote bag, the 6'4", 260-lb Slauenwhite was last seen at about 4 p.m., August 4, 2017, at Mader's Convenience Store in Barss Corner.
The 29-year-old left the business, walking in the direction of New Germany.
In an interview with CTV News in the summer of 2018, Slauenwhite's mother wished for her son's safe return.
"You talk about 'he was,' but you still believe in your heart that he's alive, holding out all hope that that's the case," Corinne Cook told the network.
RCMP issued a public pleas in the Spring of 2018 for help with the investigation into Slauenwhite's disappearance.
Woodland property and other places along the Cornwall Road, near Union Square, were searched by RCMP and volunteer ground-search-and-rescue personnel in May 2018 but nothing by way of evidence was located.