The body of Private Michal Beaman, a student at CFB Kingston, has been recovered from the water near the LaSalle Causeway.
“It saddens us deeply to report that the body of Private Michal Beaman was recovered,” said Capt. Derek Reid, a Public Affairs Officer with the Canadian Army Doctrine and Training Centre (CADTC). “He was found in the water near the LaSalle Causeway in Kingston, by the Ontario Provincial Police’s Underwater Search and Recovery unit.
“His immediate next of kin have been notified. Our condolences go out to Michal’s family, friends, and colleagues. We wish to thank the community, the Kingston Police and the OPP for their assistance in finding Michal,” Reid continued.
“We will not speculate on any aspects of this situation, and will respect the investigation that is still underway.”
Beaman was reported as missing on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, and was last seen just before midnight on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020 outside The Spot nightclub in downtown Kingston.
According to Beaman’s family members on social media, investigators had found video footage which showed Beaman leaving The Spot with a female, and that the female returned to the nightclub, and Beaman was seen leaving the area. Family also posted Beaman had attended a downtown warming shelter, and that investigators had found footage that showed that Beaman had crossed the LaSalle Causeway from downtown Kingston heading towards CFB Kingston. Neither officials from CFB Kingston, nor members of the Military Police, Kingston Police, or Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have confirmed that information. Beaman was originally from New Brunswick and came to Kingston to study at CFB Kingston earlier this year.
There was a large police and military presence in the area of the Base and the City of Kingston throughout Monday, Jan. 27 and up until Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020 when officers from the Military Police, Kingston Police, and OPP were all on scene to recover Beaman’s body.