News Human Remains Has Been Identified as Palmer SHARE ON: Kaitlin Livingston, contributor, Tuesday, May. 10th, 2016 Photo Credit: Supplied Police have wrapped up a search for a missing Bowmanville man. Investigators believe he disappeared as the result of foul play. Haliburton Highlands OPP searched an area north of Haliburton in early May, looking for signs of 47-year-old David Palmer. Palmer was last seen on Friday October 2nd, 2015. A week later, his car was recovered by police near Spruce Lake Trail. Police found human remains in the area last Friday. A post mortem yesterday has confirmed the identity as David Palmer. Police continue to investigate the cause of his death.