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POLICING – Missing 22-year-old man found deceased in car down ravine

Jakob Gibbon.

A 22-year-old Kamloops man reported missing on Dec. 29 last year has been found dead.

Jakob Gibbon and his white Dodge Avenger were located Sunday afternoon, Jan. 15, 2023, around 4:10 p.m., down a steep ravine at the hairpin corner on the Summit Connector, the result of a single-vehicle accident.

“According to the investigation so far, it appears as though the crash likely occurred around a similar timeframe of when the man was reported missing,” said RCMP Cpl. Crystal Evelyn.

“It is a sad outcome and our thoughts go out to his family and friends.”

A next of kin notification has been completed. The Kamloops RCMP Municipal Traffic Unit and the BC Coroners Service continue to conduct concurrent, ongoing investigations. No criminality is currently suspected.

Anyone who witnessed or has information related to the collision is asked to contact the Kamloops RCMP Detachment at 250-828-3000 and reference file 2023-1748.

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