BC Coroner, RCMP Confirm Human Remains Found Near Statlu Falls Was Sophie Dowsley

Agassiz – OCTOBER 10 UPDATE – RCMP and the BC Coroner have confirmed that the body that was found by Kent SAR was that of Sophie Dowsley.

SEPTEMBER 26 UPDATE – A sad end to a story of a couple’s hiking trip. The KHSAR team (Kent Harrison Search and Rescue) released a statement regarding the recovery of human remains, believed to be Sophie Dowsley:

“When Gregory Tiffin and partner Sophie Dowsley were reported missing in the Statlu Falls area on July 10, Kent Harrison Search and Rescue volunteers together with RCMP divers searched the area for days. The body of Gregory James Tiffin was eventually recovered by the RCMP Dive Team, but the search for Australian Sophie Dowsley was called off on July 24.

“Since water levels have since receded, KHSAR members planned an extensive search of the area for Saturday, September 23. After hours of precarious, diligent searching in waterfall canyons and a boulder strewn river by rope rescue and swift water rescue technicians, clues were found that led to the discovery of human remains downstream of Statlu Falls. While a successful search may enable the family to have closure, this is still a tragic outcome.”

“Therefore, KHSAR members send their condolences to the family and friends of Ms. Dowsley. Official confirmation of the identity of the deceased by the RCMP is pending.”

SEPTEMBER 25 ORIGINAL STORY – On Saturday September 23rd, 2017, Kent Harrison Search and Rescue, working in conjunction with the Agassiz RCMP, located human remains in the area of the base of Statlu Falls.  Foul play is not suspected.

The RCMP will be working with the BC Coroner Service to determine the identity of the deceased. 

There is no word if this is connected to the case from July and missing Aussie camper Sophie Dowsley. She and her husband Gregory James Tiffin. His body was discovered July 19 near the Falls.

That FVN story can be found here.

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