Body found on Domtar site has been identified as missing wildfire evacuee

Tamar Atik, Canadian Forest Industries
March 27, 2018
By Tamar Atik, Canadian Forest Industries
Mar. 27, 2018 - RCMP have identified a body found at the Domtar pulp mill in Kamloops, B.C. on March 7 as David Michael Jeff.

Jeff, 67, was one of the thousands of Williams Lake residents evacuated during the during the 2017 wildfires.

He had been reported missing since July 31, 2017.

Jeff was one of Williams Lake’s most vulnerable residents, according to news reports.

An autopsy was completed on March 12, and forensic findings and the RCMP have concluded that Jeff’s death is not suspicious. However, the Coroner’s Office is continuing its investigation into Jeff’s death.

The RCMP is seeking the public’s assistance to find out how he came to be in the area where his body was discovered. “Specifically, if you know where he spent time during the day or where he was sleeping at night, the police would like to talk to you,” Cpl. Jodi Shelkie said in a press release.

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