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Body of missing Canadian journalist, filmmaker found in Cambodia

By Nora Meszaros     May 1, 2014 in World
Edmonton - The body of a missing Canadian journalist and filmmaker was confirmed to be found in Cambodia, according to reports from earlier today.
Fifty-eight-year-old Dave Walker from Edmonton, Alberta was found dead Thursday at the Angkor temples near Siem Reap, Cambodia. Walker’s body was discovered by a child, Toronto Star reports.
A statement on behalf of Walker family’s disclosed raising concerns that his death may have been a homicide, although there were reportedly no initial signs of foul play, according to CBC.
Cambodian law enforcement officials said Walker appeared to have died several weeks ago, and a statement said an on-site doctor was unable to determine a cause of death, the Star reports.
An autopsy will be held to determine when and how the Edmonton man died.
According to the National Post, Walker went missing in Cambodia in February after living in the Southeast Asian nation for the better part of a year and a half.
Walker was last seen “stepping out” of a guest house while a housekeeper “tended to his room,” the Post reports. He was found three kilometres from his hotel, the Green Village Angkor Guest House, according to the Toronto Sun.
The Walker family is taking active measures about the alleged homicide, calling on the Canadian government to launch an official investigation into the recent death, the Sun reports. It is the family’s intent to bring “those who were responsible for Dave’s senseless death to justice.”
Dave Walker grew up in Edmonton and studied in Toronto, Ontario’s York University, earning his Masters degree in 2009. He has worked in Southeast Asia on and off for several years, co-authoring a non-fiction book, Hello My Big Big Honey, detailing the experiences of Bangkok bar girls with Western admirers.
Walker’s most recent project in Siem Reap, Cambodia was filming a documentary with his production company, Animist Farm Films.
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