Remains of missing Alberta man located near Yahk, B.C.

Creston, BC – Creston RCMP and the BC Coroners Service are now investigating after the remains of a missing Lethbridge, Alberta man were located in the Moyie River late Monday morning.

Lewis White was last seen on July 23, 2020 in Lethbridge, Alberta. He was travelling to a destination in BC, however he never arrived as scheduled. His motor vehicle was located on July 26 near the small community of Yahk, situated in southeastern British Columbia.

On July 27, 2020 at approximately 11:30 a.m. search and rescue personnel located Lewis’ remains, during their second day of searching. His remains were recovered in the Moyie River within the vicinity of where his vehicle was found. His family has since been notified.

“At this time there is no evidence to suggest that criminality was involved in Mr. White’s sudden death,” says Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey, spokesperson for the BC RCMP Southeast District. “We extend our deepest condolences to Lewis’ family during this difficult time.”

The BC Coroners Service was notified and is engaged in an independent and concurrent fact-finding investigation to determine how, where, when and by what means the deceased came to his unexpected death. Neither the RCMP or the BC Coroners Service has any additional information to release.

File # 2020-1897

Creston RCMP

Lethbridge Police Reports from this case:

Lethbridge, Alberta – A 33-year-old Lethbridge man, who was previously reported missing, has been found deceased in B.C.

The body of Lewis White was located earlier today by Creston RCMP.

Lewis was last seen in Lethbridge on July 23 when he left for a B.C. destination. He was subsequently reported missing when he did not arrive as scheduled.

The matter does not appear to be criminal in nature and the B.C. Coroner’s Office now has carriage of the investigation.

No further information will be released


Lethbridge, Alberta – Lethbridge Police are seeking the public’s assistance to locate Lewis WHITE 33 yrs of age.

WHITE was last seen on July 23, 2020. Attempts to locate him have been unsuccessful and police are concerned for his well-being.

WHITE is approximately 77 kg, 175 cm tall with brown hair and hazel eyes. WHITE may be operating a white 2014 Jeep Wrangler.


Anyone who has seen WHITE or has information on his whereabouts is asked to contact police at 403-328-4444.

Lethbridge Police Service

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