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No cause determined in death of missing Kamloops man: coroner

Richard Jules went missing in late November of last year.
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March 19, 2020 - 10:23 AM

The B.C. Coroners Service investigation into the death of Richard Jules has not determined how he died or where the rest of his remains are.

Jules’ skull was found by a member of the public on Kamloops First Nations land Feb. 1, and his identity was confirmed by dental records. No other remains were found, according to a B.C. Coroners Service report released today, March 19.

Coroner Andrew Cave said in his report a toxicological examination was not possible. The investigation showed no signs of lethal trauma or disease.

Jules’ skull was found near an area where he had been reported to be having a fire with friends, the report said. On the night of Nov. 23, 2019, Jules was at the fire pit with friends and had fallen asleep and remained overnight.

Coroner Andrew Cave concluded that Jules died on Nov. 25, 2019, two days after the fire with friends. Jules had been reported missing a few days later on Nov. 27.

The RCMP along with Kamloops Search and Rescue launched a large scale search on Nov. 28. The extensive searches that took place were unsuccessful.

RCMP said there is no evidence of criminality being involved in Jules' death.

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