Body of woman found in South Thompson River identified

Thelma Vaughan, 62, went missing in early February and RCMP confirm her body was found on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 in the South Thompson River.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/RCMP

KAMLOOPS - The body found in the South Thompson River yesterday has been identified as the 62-year-old woman missing since early February.

Thelma Vaughan's vehicle was found abanonded on East Shuswap Road near the Larfarge Bridge on Feb. 7 and had been parked there since Feb. 3. An extensive search was launched by RCMP, local seach and rescue volunteers and members of the woman's family.

Vaughan's body was found in the river, partially submerged, by a citizen yesterday morning, April 4, according to RCMP.

"At this stage of the investigative, police do not believe that a criminal offence occurred," Cpl. Jodi Shelkie says in a media release.

RCMP are assisting the B.C. Coroners Service with its investigation into her death.


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