BC RCMP investigating after remains of missing Christopher Sanford located

Nakusp, BC – The human remains of a Nakusp man who disappeared in 2019 have been found and both the Nakusp RCMP and the BC Coroners Service are investigating the circumstances surrounding his unexpected death.

On October 10, 2020, a couple walking along the shoreline of Upper Arrow Lake in the vicinity of Needles North Road, in Needles BC, made the discovery and contacted police. Nakusp RCMP and the BC Coroners Service attended to examine the scene and recover the remains.

Investigators have since positively identified the remains as 35-year-old Christopher Sanford, who had been reported as a missing person to the Nakusp RCMP on August 5, 2019. Sanford’s GMC S-15 pickup truck had been located abandoned, in nearby Fauquier, shortly after his disappearance.

RCMP Vehicle
File Photo – RCMP Vehicle

File # 2019-4084

Nakusp RCMP



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