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UPDATED: RCMP confirm human remains found near Beasley Road

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
May 10th, 2018

Police and BC Coroner ‘s Service continue to investigate the remains found near Beasley Road on May 8, 2018 said RCMP Sgt. Janelle Shoihet District Advisory NCO Lower Mainland District Thursday.

Shoihet said the remains have been determined to be human remains, however, the identity of the deceased and the cause of death will not be established until a forensic autopsy is completed.

“The autopsy has not yet been scheduled,” Shoihet explained. “This death will be treated as suspicious until a forensic pathologist can confirm the cause of death.”

Police said further information will not be available until the autopsy is completed.

Beasley Road  is approximately 13 kilometers west of Nelson on Highway 6/3A.

Police investigating possible human remains at Beasley site

What appear to be human remains have been discovered by a pedestrian in Beasley, according to RCMP Sgt. Janelle Shoihet.

In a brief press release issued Wednesday morning, Shoihet explained why police had barricaded the area:

“On Tuesday, May 8, a person walking in the area of Beasley Road, west of Nelson … located what appear to be human remains.

“The RCMP and the BC Coroners Service continue to investigate.

“The priority will be to determine if the remains are human and if so, the identity of the deceased.

“No further information is available at this time.”

Previous coverage:

Residents of Beasley are reporting a large police presence around the community west of Nelson Tuesday.

Residents told The Nelson Daily that RCMP had closed off the east entrance to Beasley Road from Highway 6/3A Tuesday with barricades as well as a section of the Beasley road near Queen Victoria Road above the highway.

A resident was asked by police to cancel a scheduled event for Wednesday due to the police investigation.

“My friends were told they weren’t in any danger,” a reader told The Nelson Daily.

The TND reader was told police will continue to limit traffic in the area while they interview residents Wednesday.

The Nelson Daily will continue to report on this story when more information is received.

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