Dylan Koshman, a 21 year old young man from Moose Jaw, Sask, Canada was last seen on October 11, 2008 on the south side of Edmonton. Dylan is described as being 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing approximately 181 pounds. He is also described as being a white male with hazel eyes and black hair. At the time of his disappearance, he was wearing white shoes and a black t-shirt. Both of his ears are peirced and he has a scar just below his eyebrow on the left eye and also another scar on his cheek which looks like a deep dimple.

Koshman grew up in Moose Jaw, Sask., and moved in May 2008 to Edmonton where he had two cousins. It was the first time he had lived so far away from home and he was excited to begin his new life. He took a job working for a pipe fitting company and was in the process of getting an apprenticeship. Since he didn’t know a lot of people in the city, Koshman spent much of his time going to the gym.

On the evening of October 11, 2008 just hours prior to his disappearance, Koshman was attending a party with his cousins at their rented home in the area of 104 Street and 33 Avenue.

Police say that the four young men began to argue and Dylan Koshman stormed off shortly after 2 a.m. Koshman had allegedly been drinking and his roommates asked him to leave after the argument. Koshman left from his backyard and was last seen at the southwest corner of 34 Avenue and Calgary Trail. He was reported missing to police by his girlfriend four days later on October 15th. There hasn’t been any activity on his cell phone or on his bank account since he disappearance. He hasn’t been seen or heard from since.

Sgt. Neil Zurawell with the Edmonton police missing persons unit said that the investigation is still open and ongoing, however police haven’t received any tips of late. Every leads that police has checked out failed to come up with the answers they were looking for.

In order to generate fresh tips, a Crime Stoppers re-enactment has been made. Police aren’t saying whether the case is suspicious because they don’t have enough information. All they can do, said Zurawell, is keep an open mind, looking at every possible aspect.

Koshman was a bodybuilder, soccer player, son and boyfriend and much more to those who knew him. His disappearance has left a hole in the lives of many. Every year just before thanksgiving, the family and friends of Dylan Koshman make the trip to 34 avenue and Calgary Trail in Edmonton to hold a vigil for the missing young man.

Someone out there knows what happened to Dylan Koshman and I’m asking this person or persons to come forward and end the nightmare that his family has been through since his disappearance.

My family is struggling. Just because seven years has gone by doesn’t mean that we don’t feel the pain. In some ways it’s worse. With no answers we can’t really say goodbye to him,” said Melanie Alix, Dylan’s mother. “Until we get those answers, we’ll just keep searching.” she said. “I would beg you to come forward because we have suffered long enough,” said Alix. “We just want some closure, so we can have some peace in our lives.”

If you have any information on the disappearance of Dylan Koshman, please contact the Edmonton Police Service at 780-423-4567 or if you wish to remain anonymous, you can call the Edmonton Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your tip online at www.tipsubmit.com. Please reference the EPS file number 08-136304 when submitting your tip.

2 comments on “TADP EP 25 – True Crime – Dylan Koshman Missing

  • There’s a reoccurring theme I keep seeing in a lot of cases, not necessarily just the ones you cover. The theme, the missing or murdered, was doing something seemingly normal to them with even seemingly normal witnesses, and then something happens that no one can explain. I highly doubt there’s some unknown malicious person lying in wait in all of these cases (not that you infer that). In this specific case, the party with the cousins strikes me as the most likely trail to follow. Someone knows something.

    Just some of my random thoughts after reading about this sad story. Great write up AC.

    • I totally agree with you Al. That’s what makes these cases so baffling. I also don’t think there are some malicious persons, but someone definitely holds the answers to what happened to these missing loved ones. In this particular case, I don’t understand why his cousins would have put him out, especially knowing how could it would be out that time of year and knowing that he was only wearing a t-shirt. Just strange…

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