UPDATE: Body found in Fostall area near Nakusp identified

Body of a male located on Sunday, Oct. 6 by Nakusp Search and Rescue and RCMP Police Service Dogs

 

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who was found deceased near Nakusp on Oct. 6, 2013.

He was Kyung IL Chun, aged 71, a resident of Burnaby.

Mr. Chun was found by search-and-rescue and RCMP personnel in a wooded area known as Fostill, northwest of Nakusp. He had travelled from his home in Burnaby to the Nakusp area to pick mushrooms on Sept. 13, 2013 and had not returned as planned the next day. His vehicle was found about three kilometres away.

The BC Coroners Service has concluded that Mr. Chun died of natural causes.

The family of Mr. Chun has been notified of his death.

* Original post below

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On Sunday, Oct. 6 Nakusp Search and Rescue and RCMP Police Service Dogs located a male body in the bush approximately three kilometres along Spur P and a further 40 meters into the bush, in the Fostall area near Nakusp, B.C.

There were no obvious signs of trauma to the body and foul play is not suspected.

 

 

Sgt. Darryl Little, Ops Support NCO for the Kootenay Boundary Regional Detachment, said they “strongly believe” a hat found the previous day by an RCMP dog handler searching in the same area belongs to Kyung Chun, who was reported missing on Sept. 19 and was believed to have been in that area picking mushrooms.

Spur P is a side road dissecting Branch 1 Rd, where hunters originally reported finding a van stuck in the mud.

A positive identification has not been completed as yet and the case has been referred to the BC Coroners Service who will issue a further release once this has been completed.

 

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