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Autopsy sheds light on Harding Road body

An autopsy completed on Wednesday, May 23, confirmed the identity of the body found on Bowen Island last Friday, says Cpl Nancy Joyce of the Bowen Island RCMP.

An autopsy completed on Wednesday, May 23, confirmed the identity of the body found on Bowen Island last Friday, says Cpl Nancy Joyce of the Bowen Island RCMP. She said, "At this point, we are not releasing the identity of the male because of the request of the family but he was not a Bowen Island resident. I wanted to assure the public that there are no concerns about safety as the death is not the result of foul play." The decomposed remains were found by a Bowen resident last Friday.

"We were called to Harding Road around 2 p.m. on Friday by the man who found the remains and deemed the death to be suspicious," says Cpl Nancy Joyce. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team is working closely with Bowen Island RCMP and are looking to find out how the deceased came to be on Bowen Island.

The discovery has shaken up Bowen's community as the investigation into the disappearance of Jodi Henrickson who was last seen at a party on Harding Road in June 2009 is still open. "The body on Harding Road has nothing to do with the Henrickson file at all," said Cpl Joyce.

Anyone with information regarding this death is asked to contact the IHIT tipline by calling 1-877-551-IHIT or by email at ihittipline@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.