A second bone discovered on a walkway near the airport has been confirmed as human.
Two weeks after a bone was discovered on March 26, a second one was located in the same area by a hiker and their dog on April 9, 2022. Police attended, seized the bone, and engaged the BC Coroners Service, which has since examined and confirmed its authenticity.
“Due to the proximity of the bones, it is suspected the two are related, but we won’t know for certain until a DNA analysis is completed,” said Cons. Crystal Evelyn.
The investigation into the circumstances surrounding the discovery is ongoing and will be done in consultation with the BC Coroners Service, she said.
Since the first bone was located, the area has been searched by the Police Dog Services Unit, Search and Rescue, and most recently, the RCMP Human Remains Detection (cadaver) dogs.
Air Services and the police boat were also utilized to expand the search and cover the shoreline. No other items of significance have been located.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 and reference file number 2022-11538.