Human remains found outdoors in Kawartha Lakes have been identified as belonging to Gary Newman, an Oshawa man originally reported missing in May 2005.

The autopsy that determined Newman's identity also found he was a victim of homicide, and that the remains had been at that location — close to 90 kilometres north of Oshawa — for many years.

This was determined after the remains were transported to the Centre of Forensic Sciences in Toronto for a post-mortem this week.

The investigation is continuing. Anyone with new information is asked to contact Det. Moore (ext. 5326) or Det. Jennings (ext. 5223) of the Homicide Unit at 1-888-579-1520.

Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or on the website at and tipsters are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.