Update: Human remains of missing person located

Columbia Valley

2021-12-20 11:17 PST

File # 2021-3477 and 2019-343

On November 9, 2021, Columbia Valley RCMP received a report of the discovery of human remains on the bank of Toby Creek near Invermere.

The RCMP worked closely with the BC Coroners Service to identify the individual. Sadly, on December 4, 2021 it was confirmed, the remains were that of a 77-year-old woman who had been reported missing from Invermere in 2019.

Officers from the Columbia Valley RCMP have been in contact with the woman’s family and provided them with this update, states Cpl. Gendron-Fafard. Our thoughts are with them as they grieve her loss. They have asked for privacy during this difficult time.

RCMP does not believe that criminality was involved in the woman’s death.

The BC Coroners Service is continuing a concurrent, fact-finding investigation to determine how, where, when and by what means she died.

Released by

Corporal Louis-Phillipe Gendron-Fafard

Frontline Policing
Columbia Valley Detachment
4936 Athalmer Rd., Invermere BC V0A 1K0
Office: 250-342-9292

Email: Louis-Philippe.Gendron-Fafard@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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