A Sunday hike revealed a grisly discovery for a group of hikers as they trekked through the brush lands north of the city. During the course of their walk into the wooded wilderness, the group of four came across a collection of human remains.
The discovery has launched an investigation by both the Terrace RCMP and the BC Coroners Service, both agencies will be examining the remains and consulting past case files for clues as to the identity of the deceased.
The Vancouver Sun had details on the find Tuesday, while the Terrace Standard had a short information piece posted today as well..
Human remains found
Tuesday, July 08, 2008
TERRACE - Police will be breaking open the folders on local missing persons cases after a group of hikers stumbled across human remains in a wooded area north of the city Sunday.
The remains have yet to be identified, with police withholding details associated with the discovery, including exactly where the body was found.
"It's the bush. It's certainly not a well-known trail that has been established by other people," said Terrace RCMP Staff Sgt. Eric Stubbs.
Police will also be working with the BC Coroners Service to identify the remains, said Stubbs. He would not comment on the age or sex of the person, nor any suspected cause of death.
Stubbs said it was too early to speculate about a possible link between the discovery of the remains and the disappearance of several women along the so-called Highway of Tears in the B.C. Interior.
Nine women have gone missing or been found dead along Highway 16 since 1990. The cases involve women from Smithers, Burns Lake, Prince George, Terrace and Prince Rupert. They range in age from 14 to 25 years.