Oliver RCMP find body in burned out vehicle

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.

The local fire department had already attended the scene to suppress any fire surrounding the vehicle.

Once the scene was safe, an examination of the burnt vehicle revealed human remains located amongst fire debris. Oliver RCMP Frontline members are partnering with the RCMP South East Major Crime Unit, the BC Coroner and Forensic investigators.

The identity of the deceased person has not been made at this time. 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 your nearest Police Agency or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477