The Estevan Police Service’s Criminal Investigations Unit is requesting the public’s assistance regarding the death of Geoffrey Alexander in 2015.
The case has never been closed, and now the police decided to make another appeal to the public hoping to collect more information, about the case they are considering suspicious.
“That is the file that was never closed or finalized, which is often a case in a death investigation. So until we can prove 100 per cent that there was no foul play involved or no possibility of foul play involved those investigations would remain open as is the case with this one,” said Estevan Police Chief Paul Ladouceur. “So we’ve continued to investigate this one.”
According to the EPS, Alexander was last seen on Nov. 11, 2015, in the southwest area of the city. Human remains found on Dec. 21, 2015, were identified as belonging to Alexander.
People referred to him by his nicknames of “Geo” and “Little G.”
Now, when the time came of the anniversary of the death, police decided to once again ask the public to step up.
“We believe that there are people out there that know something about this case, and we are obviously encouraging them to come forward and to speak to police,” said Ladouceur noting that police often appeal to the public around the anniversary of a death when it comes to ongoing investigations.
Since it’s an open case a lot of information such as a cause or known details about his death can’t be revealed yet.
It was the first time when Alexander’s case was officially called suspicious, but Ladouceur said that even though it wasn’t named that before, it doesn’t mean the case wasn’t treated as such.
“It’s important to know that because the police call the death suspicious it doesn’t necessarily mean the foul play was involved. It means that we can’t say for certain that it wasn’t. There are suspicious circumstances around it for a number of reasons that we are obviously not prepared to disclose publicly, but certainly, that causes us to say, ok, we need to keep working on this until we can prove absolutely that there was no nefarious activity that led to this individual’s death,” said Ladouceur.
Police believe that now when some time has passed, they may find more information.
“Sometimes people don’t want to come forward for a number of different reasons. And sometimes with the passage of time people have a change in view, or their circumstances change where they feel that they are ready to come forward and ready to talk to police,” said Ladouceur.
The EPS is looking for anybody that would have seen Alexander prior to his death around that time or anybody that has heard any information in regards to the circumstances surrounding death.
“Anything that may give us some history about that individual’s activities leading up to their death and so forth,” said Ladouceur.
Investigators are asking anyone with information regarding this case, to contact AlexanderTips@estevanpolice.ca, to call Detective Trevor Roberts at 306-634-1505, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.