A photo of when Gladys Barman was last seen at the Petro Can on West Saanich Rd in Saanich at 10:00am on Thursday, July 5. (Submitted photo)

Body found 11 km from missing Oak Bay woman’s car

Police will provide update once body is identified

A deceased person has been found approximately 11 km from the spot where a missing Oak Bay resident’s vehicle had been found on a remote logging road behind Lake Cowichan.

A person located the green Honda that belongs to 82-year-old Gladys Barman on July 21. After an extensive search in the mountainous terrain near Lake Cowichan, the search has been called off for the Oak Bay resident who had been missing since July 5.

RELATED: Search called off for missing Oak Bay senior

As temperatures cooled, the Cowichan Search & Rescue Team re-engaged with their search dogs and continued their efforts. Yesterday (July 31), they found a deceased person approximately 11 km from the spot where Ms. Barman’s vehicle had been located, according to Oak Bay Police.

The Lake Cowichan RCMP, RCMP Forensic Identification Services, and a coroner attended the scene. Efforts are now underway to determine the identity of the deceased person.

The Oak Bay Police have updated the next of kin of Barman. The family is asking that their privacy be respected at this time.

An update will be provided once the individual has been identified.

The BC Coroners Service is now leading the investigation. Neither the Oak Bay Police or Coroners Service have any more information to share at this time.


 

keri.coles@oakbaynews.com

Follow us on Instagram
Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Man sentenced to six years for dangerous driving causing death of Ladysmith woman

Dustin Dennis Zinter had previously been found guilty after 2015 incident on Yellow Point Road

B.C. local elections: 14 key statements from the Ladysmith all candidates forum

Citizens flocked to Aggie Hall earlier this week to hear from seven… Continue reading

Ladysmith Ratepayers Association forms to bring voice to community

Meet and greet wth council candidates planned for Oct. 18 at Eagles Hall

Show skating career begins for Fuller Lake product

Robertson rehearsing in Florida for a Disney On Ice production

Ladysmith sawmill operations suspended due to log shortage

The Western Forest Products Ladysmith sawmill division has been closed until further… Continue reading

Secret supper clubs test appetite for cannabis-infused food ahead of legalization

Chefs are eagerly awaiting pot edibles to become legal in Canada

Enbridge to begin building road to access pipeline explosion site in B.C.

An explosion Tuesday knocked out a 91-centimetre line

Andrew Scheer on revamped NAFTA deal: ‘I would have signed a better one’

Conservative leader says he wouldn’t have signed USMCA

Matheson will have NHL hearing after Canucks rookie Pettersson hit

The 19-year-old Swedish centre appeared woozy after the hit

GUEST COLUMN: A better way to manage B.C.’s public construction

Claire Trevena responds to Andrew Wilkinson on NDP union policy

B.C. brewery creates bread beer from food waste

The brew aims to raise food waste awareness and provide funds for the food bank

Dad files Charter challenge after B.C. bans kids from taking transit unsupervised

Adrian Crook is taking his fight to B.C. Supreme Court

B.C. VIEWS: Cast your municipal vote for sanity on homelessness

Thousands on waiting list while anti-capitalist bullies get priority

Police investigate alleged arson at Toronto hotel housing asylum seekers

Police believe the fire was started intentionally, but they have not spelled out a possible motive

Most Read