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Edmonton man found dead in Strathcona County was victim of homicide, RCMP say

A body found Wednesday morning in a field near the intersection of Highway 14 and 21 south of Sherwood Park has been identified as that of Kevin William Sim, RCMP said Friday.

Police seek dash-cam videos that may provide clues in death of Kevin William Sim

RCMP released this photo of Kevin William Sim on July 8, two days before his body was found in a field south of Sherwood Park. (RCMP)

An Edmonton man last seen in late June was the victim of a homicide, Strathcona County RCMP said Friday.

A body found Wednesday morning in a field south of Sherwood Park, near the intersection of Highway 14 and Highway 21, has been identified as that of Kevin William Sim, RCMP said in a news release.

An autopsy concluded his death was a homicide. The RCMP's major crimes unit continues to investigate.

On Monday, Edmonton police issued a news release seeking the public's help in finding Sim, who was reported missing July 5.

They said he was last seen June 30 near 52nd Avenue and 110th Street in the Southgate shopping mall area. He was 21 at the time.

"Sim's disappearance is considered to be out of character, and as a result, his family is concerned for his well-being," Edmonton police said in a news release.

On Friday afternoon, RCMP put out a new call for public assistance, this time seeking dash-cam videos that may have been shot between 11:30 p.m. on June 30 and 9:30 a.m. on July 1.

Specifically, RCMP are seeking videos shot from vehicles that were travelling on Whitemud Drive between 111th Street and the east leg of Anthony Henday Drive, or which were travelling near the intersection of highways 14 and 21 where Sim was found.  

This flyer asking for help finding Kevin Sim was sent to CBC News on July 6, one day after he was reported missing to Edmonton police. (Submitted by Mary Ng)