East of Oliver – 10 miles up in the back hills
Oliver RCMP find body in burned vehicle on rural road
2019-05-01 15:31 PDT
File # 2019-2076
On April 30th, 2019 at approximately 0840 am the Oliver RCMP were called to a remote location east of Oliver where a recently burned Ford pickup truck was located.
Upon arrival forestry department staff suppressed any fire surrounding the vehicle.
Once the scene was safe an examination of the burnt vehicle revealed human remains located in the debris. Currently Oliver RCMP members are partnering with the Major Crime Unit, the BC Coroner’s Service and Forensic investigators, who were on the scene late Tuesday.
Due to extensive damage to the vehicle, the model & type has not been positively confirmed, however there is some indication the vehicle was previously stolen out of Penticton.
Investigators are currently trying to determine the cause of the fire, and the identity of the deceased person.
If you have any information regarding any of these investigations, please contact the RCMP or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477