June 04, 2014 - 12:40 PM
KAMLOOPS - Skeletal remains found southeast of Kamloops this weekend will need to be identified before the RCMP can look into the discovery any further.
Cpl. Cheryl Bush says an initial investigation did not turn up anything suspicious at the scene and now the Kamloops Serious Crime Unit and rural RCMP are waiting for the B.C. Coroner Service to identify the remains located by people riding ATVs June 1.
“Once the identity is known and circumstances surrounding their disappearance are looked into, it will be determined if further investigation is required,” Bush says. “Basically we wait for the identity and then we will determine from that point where things go.”
Bush says they do not know at this point if the remains are from a male or female or how long they have been at the White Lake area. She was unable to provide specifics on the remains or whether they were spread out.
She is not aware of a history in the area that would raise any concern and while the rural area is considered remote it is not far from Scuitto Lake which is a busier recreation area.
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