Found bones identified as missing Kelowna man
2023-01-27 10:36 PST
File # 2023-2261 and 2022-41053
Bones discovered near Peterson Creek last week have been confirmed as belonging to missing person Joseph Driscoll.
Joseph, a 42-year-old Kelowna man, was last seen walking around the Valleyview area in the early hours of Nov. 12, 2022. On Jan. 19, 2023, police received a report of suspected human bones discovered east of Peterson Creek, west of Rose Hill, above the 700-block of the East Trans Canada Highway.
In working with the BC Coroner’s Service and with the Driscoll family, police can now confirm the bones did in fact belong to Joseph, and that he is deceased, said Corporal Crystal Evelyn, Kamloops RCMP.
We do not suspect criminality in his disappearance at this time. Our thoughts go out to the Driscoll family.
The Driscoll family has requested privacy at this time.
Police and the BC Coroners Service continue to work on concurrent investigations to determine the circumstances surrounding the discovery of Joseph’s remains.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation, or who may have come across any other bones in the area, is asked to please contact the Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 and reference file number 2023-2261.
Cpl. Crystal EvelynMedia Relations Office
560 Battle Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 6N4
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