RCMP have confirmed that the remains located back on July 18, 2021, in Stead, Manitoba are those of Clifford Joseph.
Joseph had been missing since June 7, 2021, when he was last seen leaving his residence on Road 44 East in the RM of St. Clements.
Police also say Joseph's disappearance is being investigated as a homicide and that Eric Wildman is considered a suspect in the investigation. Wildman recently led police on manhunt that ended in his arrest at a residence just outside of Belleville, Ontario, back on June 18, 2021.
The investigation is on going.