Mission – Around supper time on Tuesday April 6th, a hiker who was walking the forest near the 31000 block of Hillcrest Avenue in Mission, located what they believed were human remains. The hiker called 911 and Officers attended the area and indeed found human remains, secured the immediate area and notified the Coroner.
There are no initial indications as to the circumstances that led to the persons death or the identity of the remains and it appears the remains have been there for some time. The RCMP Forensic Identification Team is currently on scene as well as Mission RCMP Serious Crime Members.
“We are asking for the public to avoid the area to allow investigators the ability to finish processing the scene” says Mission RCMP Media Officer Cpl. Jason RAAFLAUB.
The Mission RCMP are working to determine the deceased’ identity, although unless it is required to further the investigation, the RCMP will not be publicly identifying the individual. As of now, IHIT has not been called in.