Friday, November 12, 2010

Car recovered from Skeena belongs to missing Rupertite

A vehicle recovered from the Skeena River on Remembrance Day belongs to a missing Prince Rupert man who has been missing since October.

The car was spotted in the Skeena River approximately 74 km East of Prince Rupert by motorists who reported their discovery to the Terrace RCMP.

Members of the Prince Rupert detachment were dispatched to  the scene, and subsequently the vehicle was recovered by the RCMP dive team, assisted by a collision and reconstruction analyst.

The grey Honda Civic belongs to Patrick Lyle Boultonn, who was reported missing in October.

While there was mild to moderate damage to the vehicle, no body was recovered on site and the RCMP still have Mr. Boulton listed as missing.

The RCMP issued a media advisory on Friday morning providing the latest details in the missing person's case of Mr. Boulton and continue to seek information from the public regarding his disappearance, any information can be provided to the local detachment of the RCMP at 250-627-0700 or by contacting Crkme Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS

The Terrace Standard outlines the details of Thursday's discovery and the status of the investigation thus far.

Update: November 15- RCMP confirmed the sad news that they had recovered the body of Mr. Boulton on Friday, 1.3 kilometres from where his car had been recovered on Thursday, the Northern View outlined details of that announcement.

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