Body found in Panama that of Ottawa man, family confirms

Police in Panama are trying to determine if a body found in a national park belongs to a missing former Ottawa resident.

Ed Moynan owned Centennial Glass for 20 years before retiring, moving to Panama with wife

Police in Panama have confirmed the body found in a national park belongs to a former Ottawa resident, according to the man's family.

Ed Moynan owned Centennial Glass in Ottawa for more than two decades before he and his wife sold the business, retired and moved to Panama about two years ago. The 68-year-old father of three hadn’t been heard from since Nov. 8.

Employees of a park about half an hour from Moynan’s home found a man’s body in a suitcase last week, a discovery local police are trying to match to the case.

Moynan's daughter posted on a Facebook page Monday that police had identified the body in the morning.

"I would like to thank all of my family, friends, patients and colleagues for thier support over the last four months. I will be in touch shortly with the details regarding the funeral in Ottawa," wrote Sandra Moynan-Longworth.

Moynan-Longworth's husband, Jay Longworth, confirmed the positive identification to CBC News when reached by phone.

Moynan lived in gated community in city of Coronado

Police found Moynan’s home in a gated community ransacked, with his glasses broken and wallet and watch left behind.

They said they hadn’t been able to find his car either but later reports indicated the vehicle was found.

Moynan's wife, Louise, returned to live in Ottawa after her husband was reported missing. She is now in Panama, though, to determine if the body belongs to Moynan.

The Department of Foreign Affairs said in a statement their thoughts are with the family and friends of a Canadian citizen who passed away in Panama.

Consular officials said they are providing the family with assistance and are in contact with local authorities.

Moynan is originally from Cowansville, Que., about an hour drive southeast of Montreal.