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Body of missing Kamloops man found in South Thompson River

Ryan Friesen of Kamloops was first reported to be missing on Oct. 19, 2020. His remains were found in the South Thompson River on Aug. 23, 2021.
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The body of a missing Kamloops man has been located after nearly a year of searching.

Ryan Friesen was reported missing on Oct. 19, 2020, and nearly a year later, his remains were found in the South Thompson River on Aug. 23, 2021, according to a news release from Kamloops RCMP issued today, Oct. 19.

He was 43 at the time of his disappearance.

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"Police have been in contact with Mr. Friesen’s family, who supported releasing his name publicly to update those who have been actively looking for him since his disappearance," Kamloops RCMP spokesperson Const. Crystal Evelyn said in the release.

Friesen's identity was confirmed through DNA analysis on Oct. 12, 2021.

The cause of his death has not yet been determined, but police do not suspect any criminality was involved.

"The family has asked for privacy at this time," Evelyn said.


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