December 07, 2012 - 5:30 PM
UPDATE: Dec. 7 - 5:18 p.m.
C.J. Fowler's mother Matilda has been keeping in touch with family and friends using Facebook as information of her daughter's death evolves.
"We will heading to terrace either monday or tuesday, then i will keep you all posted about us ok... i am glad my dad here and my brother and glen here with me and dustin...we would of been lost or hurt more yet we are strong and keeping it together," she said on her Facebook page.
UPDATE: Dec. 7 - 3:40 p.m.
The Gitwangak band have identified the girl as C.J. Fowler, says Kamloops This Week.
UPDATE: Dec. 7 - 9:26 a.m.
Kamloops police have confirmed the girl found near Guerrin Creek was murdered. They say she had been in Kamloops for a period of time and had been in contact with people in the community. Police are not revealing the name of the girl but she was identified by autopsy as a 16-year-old member of First Nations from Terrace.
Cst. Angela Rabut, spokesperson for Terrace RCMP confirmed this morning the girl was not reported missing.
Dec. 5 - 5:02 p.m.
Kamloops RCMP are investigating a report of human remains found in the Guerrin Creek area today.
A person who was out walking their dog reported the discovery around 11:45 a.m. and patrol officers arriving at the scene confirmed the remains appear human. The area has been cordoned off.
Members of the Kamloops Detachment Serious Crime Unit, assisted by the Property Crimes Unit, Forensic Identification Section and Police Dog Unit attended the site and are conducting a complete examination of the area.
No details are being released regarding the scene. Investigators are working to establish an identification of the remains.
Anyone who witnessed anything unusual or suspicious in the Mount Guerrin area of Kamloops over the past 24 hours is asked to call the Kamloops RCMP or Crime Stoppers.
CJ Fowler's mother Matilda posted this photo on Facebook and comments on the news of her daughter's murder.
Police were seen scouring this area of Guerin Creek during the investigation.
(JESSICA WALLACE /InfoTel Multimedia)
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