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Remains of missing Kelowna man found in Kamloops

Kamloops Mounties say the death is not suspicious
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(via Eric Thompson)

The B.C. Coroners Service has identified remains discovered in Kamloops along the Thompson River last week as belonging to a missing Kelowna man.

"RCMP can now confirm that the deceased individual has been positively identified, by the Coroners Service, as missing person Martin Joseph Thiffault," said RCMP Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey, spokesperson for the Kelowna Regional Detachment, in a release.

Thiffault was last heard from on April 19 in Kelowna and a missing person's investigation was launched on April 24.

The remains were spotted along the banks of the river near the Kamloops Airport by a pedestrian on the afternoon of July 6. 

"The Kamloops and Kelowna RCMP detachments have been working collaboratively with the B.C. Coroners Service following the discovery of the human remains," said O’Donaghey in the release.

According to Kamloops RCMP Cpl. Jodi Shelkie, the death is not suspicious. 

Thiffault’s next of kin have been notified of his passing.