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RCMP investigating homicide after remains identified as Whitehorse woman

Erin Chelsea Borgford
Image Credit: Vernon North Okanagan RCMP
October 03, 2020 - 8:48 AM

Human remains found in a burned vehicle in the North Okanagan have been identified as Whitehorse resident Erin Chelsea Borgford, The BC RCMP Southeast District Major Crime Unit say.

Vernon RCMP received a report of a vehicle fire on Louis Estates Road, just off Westside Road, at around 5:14 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, according to an RCMP media release.

When firefighters extinguished the blaze they found human remains inside the vehicle.

READ MORE: RCMP looking for witnesses after human remains found in burned out vehicle near Vernon

Following an autopsy and notification of next of kin, investigators identified the remains as. Borgford, 27. She was living in Whitehorse at the time of her death, according to the RCMP.

The Southeast District Major Crime Unit is investigating the homicide.

Although RCMP say no further details related to Borgford’s death can be released at this time, investigators are seeking the public’s assistance.

If anyone saw Borgford or the grey 2014 Nissan Rogue she was driving on Saturday Sept. 19, or if members of the public have vehicle dashcam footage of the area of Westside Road, Vernon, on the evening of Saturday Sept. 19, or early morning of Sunday Sept. 20 they're asked to contact the RCMP.

The BC RCMP Southeast District Major Crime Unit can be reached at at 1-877-987-8477.

Image Credit: Vernon North Okanagan RCMP

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