UPDATED:Remains of missing Alberta man located near Yahk
Creston RCMP and the BC Coroners Service are now investigating after the remains of a missing Lethbridge Alberta man were located in the Moyie River late Monday morning.
Lewis White was last seen on July 23, 2020 in Lethbridge Alberta. He was travelling to a destination in BC, however he never arrived as scheduled. His motor vehicle was located on July 26 near the small community of Yahk, situated in southeastern British Columbia.
On July 27, 2020 at approximately 11:30 a.m. search and rescue personnel located Lewis’ remains, during their second day of searching. His remains were recovered in the Moyie River within the vicinity of where his vehicle was found. His family has since been notified.
At this time there is no evidence to suggest that criminality was involved in Mr. White’s sudden death, said Cpl Jesse O’Donaghy, spokesperson for the BC RCMP Southeast District. “We extend our deepest condolences to the Lewis’ family during this difficult time.”
The BC Coroners Service was notified and is engaged in an independent and concurrent fact-finding investigation to determine how, where, when and by what means the deceased came to his unexpected death.
Neither the RCMP or the BC Coroners Service has any additional information to release.
Missing person to locate: Lewis White
Creston RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing Alberta man.
Lewis Pierce White was last seen on July 23, 2020 in Lethbridge, Alberta.
Lewis was travelling to a destination in BC, however never arrived as scheduled. His motor vehicle was located near the small community of Yahk, located 43 kilometers east of Creston southeastern British Columbia.
“Although foul play is not believed to be involved in Lewis’ disappearance, police are very concerned for his health and well-being, as friends and family report that it is out of character for him to be out of contact for this long,” the RCMP media release said.
RCMP has engaged Creston Search and Rescue, who have been combing the area surrounding the location of where Lewis White’s vehicle was recovered.
Their search, which was carried out on Sunday July 26, 2020, was suspended overnight and has resumed Monday morning.
Description of Lewis White:
- Caucasian male;
- 33 years;
- 5 ft 9 in (175 cm);
- 170 lbs (77 kg);
- Brown hair;
- Hazel eyes;
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Lewis White is urged to contact their local police, or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.