Foreign affairs have confirmed that the missing Canadian business man has died in Panama. His body was found in a suitcase in a national park near his Panama home.
"This is to confirm that my father, Ed Moynan has been identified this morning. I would like to thank all of my family, friends, patients and colleagues for their support over the last four months. I will be in touch shortly with the details regarding the funeral in Ottawa," Moynan's daughter posted on Find Ed Moynan's Facebook page this morning.
Ed Moynan, a 68 year old business man sold his company Centennial Glass two years ago so that he and his wife could move from Ottawa to a closed gate community in Coronado, Panama to enjoy their retirement.
CBC reported that Moynan had not been seen since November 8, 2012 and the missing persons report was filed on November 10. His wife Louise Moynan was visiting family in Canada at the time of her husband's disappearance.
"It's devastating, it's horrifying," his wife, Louise Moynan, told CBC News by phone from Panama Friday. "I don't even know of a word to describe it." -- CBC
An investigation in Panama found that the Moynan home had evidence of foul play. Don Winner of the Panama-Guide.com has been keeping a detailed account of the story.
"What originally appeared to be an inexplicable disappearance is now developing into something possibly more sinister. Ed Moynan, a Canadian citizen who is 68 years old and a resident of Coronado in the Republic of Panama, has been missing since Thursday, 8 November 2012.
Timeline: It is known that Ed sent an email to a friend at 11:18 pm on Thursday evening. Ed always uses his laptop computer to send email from his house. His cell phone does not have the capability to send email, or if it does Ed doesn't know how to use that functionality. Therefore, it is presumed Ed was at home and using his laptop computer at 11:18 pm on Thursday."--Don Winner, Panama-Guide.com
Winner writes another article that two expatriates were arrested in Coronado, Panama as part of a police sting which was in response to a dispute over property. One of the arrested,Todd Mayert, was the last person seen with Ed Moynan on the day of his disappearance.
"Two members of the community of English speaking expatriates in Panama were arrested on Tuesday, 20 November 2012, at the El Rey supermarket in Coronado, as part of a police sting operation. Detectives from the Direction of Judicial Investigation (DIJ) arrested the German citizen Robert Streuder and the Canadian Todd Mayert, in response to a complaint filed by another Canadian expatriate over an alleged dispute related to a commercial property in the area.
...It is important to note Todd Mayert was the last person to report seeing the Canadian citizen Ed Moynan before he went missing on 8 November 2012. "--Don Winner, Panama-Guide.comOttawa says that it is providing consular services for the family and are working with the local Panamanian authorities.