Body found in search for missing man


RCMP believe body to be Ronald Worsfold, 75

The search for a St. Albert senior missing since Friday has resulted in the discovery of a body Monday.

Although it has yet to be identified, St. Albert RCMP and the RCMP Major Crimes Unit report that it is believed to be that of 75-year-old Ronald Worsfold.

Worsfold was last seen at a St. Albert residence on Friday. Because he had been out of contact with his family afterward, they reported him as a missing person on Sunday. The next day a report came out about the discovery of the body.

Neighbour Dan Massick said that it was indeed out of character for Worsfold to not be on the job as the caretaker of the apartment building they both live in. In fact, he was always out with chores and maintenance, ready to lend a helping hand to anyone.

“I’ve known him for quite a few years. He’s a very nice guy, very generous. He’d help anybody. He was always out cutting grass or doing something,” he said, adding that he and his wife hoped that he would come back soon.

An autopsy to confirm the identity as well as determine the cause of death is scheduled to be performed tomorrow at the office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Edmonton.

Worsfold’s disappearance came only days after he had reported his vehicle stolen. His light brown 2007 Toyota Corolla was recovered late Monday morning from an undisclosed location in Edmonton.

The RCMP Major Crimes Unit’s investigation is ongoing and an update is anticipated after the results of the autopsy are known.


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