Dead woman found near Kimberley identified

Kimberley RCMP is investigating the death of a woman near Kimberley. They have now confirmed the identity of the victim as 49-year-old Carol Ann McPhail.

McPhail had not been heard from since February 28 and on March 3, she was reported missing to Kimberley RCMP. It took police a couple of days to track her latest movements, but it led them to the Forest Service Road in an area southeast of St. Mary's Lake. On March 6, the Kimberley Search and Rescue group headed to search this area, and a they located McPhail's body under a tree about six kilometres south of the lake.

Kimberley RCMP received the assistance of the Southeast Major Crime Unit from Kelowna, who arrived on Monday and the B.C. Coroner's Service has also been called in to assist with the investigation.

At the present time, the cause of death is still unknown, A forensic autopsy is scheduled for March 10 and police hope to learn more at that time. The RCMP is also making inquiries to determine why McPhail was in that specific area.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

B.C. teachers endorse six-year deal, 86 per cent in favour (with VIDEO)
Human Rights Tribunal rejects smart meter complaint
Olympic podium made from Ktunaxa wood returns home
Franz Ferdinand’s trip down the Columbia
Despite mixed B.C. position, stakeholders continue Canadian Columbia River salmon reintroduction push
Winter blast results in Rosemont pile-up
Remembering Josh
Duty-free hikes criticized locally
Prince Rupert School District signs lease agreement with Port Edward council

Community Events, September 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Apr 3 edition online now. Browse the archives.