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Human remains found west of Quesnel

The BC RCMP North District Major Crime Unit, assisted by the Quesnel RCMP and the BC Coroners Service, is investigating after human remains were discovered in a rural area of Quesnel on May 6.

At approximately 2:30 p.m. on May 6, human remains were located in a rural area approximately 40 km west of Quesnel near the Nazko Highway, by Quesnel detachment investigators and a member of the police dog section from Prince George. The officers were following up on information related to local man, Louis Korkowski, who had been reported missing and possibly abducted on the evening of May 4.

The BC RCMP North District Major Crime Unit has been called to take conduct of the investigation as initial indicators are that the remains and circumstances surrounding the death involves criminality.

“We are working to determine identity and the BC Coroners Service is also investigating,” said S/Sgt. Janelle Shoihet, BC RCMP Media Relations Officer. “We recognize there are many questions and wishes for us to confirm whether or not these are the remains of the man, recently reported missing to the Quesnel RCMP. Our priority at this time is to confirm identity and then to speak with the man’s family.”

Investigators are seeking any information leading up to this man’s death and are asking witnesses to call the Quesnel RCMP Detachment at 250-992-9211 or Crime Stoppers (800)222-TIPS.

“Extensive resources are being devoted to this investigation to ensure public safety,” said Supt. Sanjaya Wijayakoon, the Operations Officer of the BC RCMP Major Crime Section.

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