The family of an Onion Lake Cree Nation man wants the RCMP to re-open its investigation into his death.
Glen Waskewich’s remains were found in a wooded area on the first nation four days after he disappeared.
His head and upper cervical spine were missing when the discovery was made on August 19th about 50km north of Lloydminster.
The RCMP closed its investigation after the coroner concluded Waskewich hanged himself and an animal took the missing body parts.
Waskewich’s cousin Glen Whitstone says the evidence at the scene doesn’t support the coroner’s findings and police prematurely ended their probe.
The family feels an animal would not have left most of Waskewich’s body behind and believe he was the victim of foul play.
In addition to a full RCMP investigation they want an autopsy to be performed.
The family is still searching for the missing body parts.
His 71-year-old mother Marjorie Waskewich says she often can’t sleep at night and when she does, she hopes to wake up the next morning and hear there is new information into her son’s death.