The RCMP has confirmed a body found near North Preston is that of missing cab driver Sergei Kostin.

The body was found Wednesday afternoon near where Kostin’s burned-out taxi was discovered in January.

The RCMP Forensic Unit and Medical Examiner’s Office positively identified the body Saturday and the findings were released to the media that evening. They identified him through finger prints.

The RCMP isn’t releasing the cause of death.

Kostin picked up a fare on Gaston Road in Dartmouth Jan. 17 and hadn’t been seen or heard from since.

Three days after his disappearance, Kostin’s burned taxi was found in North Preston.

The 40-year-old from the Ukraine has a wife and two children in his homeland.
His immediate family has been notified of his death.

Police have been searching the area where his taxi was found since January, but officers discovered the body laying about 20 feet from Upper Governor Road Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.

Police are continuing their investigation and want to speak with two males who are believed to have been his final customers of the day on Jan. 17.

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