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Kamloops remains identified as 66-year-old of no fixed address

David Boltwood's remains were found near a dumpster on Carson Crescent Friday, Nov. 29.
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The human remains found near a dumpster have been identified and belong to a man of no fixed address.

According to the Kamloops RCMP, the remains left wrapped in a rug near the dumpsters in the alley behind 170 Carson Crescent on Nov. 24 and discovered Nov. 29, have been identified as 66-year-old David Melvin Boltwood. Family has been notified.

"Our investigation is advancing in that Mr. Boltwood has been identified; however, we still need the public's assistance. We do not know where Mr. Boltwood has been staying and investigators are interested in confirming a timeline of his whereabouts," said Sgt. Simon Pillay. "If you know where Boltwood was staying between Nov. 4 and Nov. 29, please contact the RCMP."

Boltwood was often seen in various locations on the North Shore and was often in a wheelchair. He was last in contact with RCMP Nov. 4.

"It is too early to confirm if Mr. Boltwood died as a result of a criminal act. However, it is clearly a crime to dispose of human remains in this manner. To those involved in moving David Boltwood to this location, I urge you to come forward to investigators," Pillay said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000.


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