Police confirm that Philip Toner was located in the Central Okanagan

Brenda Ware’s body was located on Thursday May 6th, 54 kilometres northeast of Radium, BC along Highway 93 in Kootenay National Park.

Radium, BC – The BC RCMP Southeast District Major Crime Unit (SED MCU) confirms it is no longer seeking the public’s assistance to locate Philip Toner.

The RCMP wishes to thank the media and the general public for their assistance and tip information. Philip Toner, previously identified as a person of interest and an individual police were looking to speak with, was located earlier this morning by the Lake Country RCMP.

Major crime investigators continue to pursue all avenues of investigation into the suspicious death of Brenda Ware, states Acting Officer-In-Charge (A/OIC) Supt. Sanjaya Wijayakoon of the BC RCMP Major Crime Section. There continues to be no known threat to public safety at this time.

RCMP continues to urge anybody who has any information about Brenda Wares’ death, or can aid investigators in establishing the timeline leading up to Brenda’s death, to please contact the SED Major Crime Unit Information Line at 1-877-987-8477.

BACKGROUND

Radium, BC – The BC RCMP Southeast District Major Crime Unit (SED MCU) is seeking public assistance in locating Philip Toner, who is a person of interest in the suspicious death investigation of Brenda Ware.

Brenda Ware’s body was located on Thursday May 6th, 54 kilometres northeast of Radium, BC along Highway 93 in Kootenay National Park.

“Brenda Ware and Toner were known to each other, however the nature of that relationship will not be released at this time. Investigators are interested in speaking with Philip Toner, 41, as soon as possible,” states Acting Officer-In-Charge (A/OIC) Supt. Sanjaya Wijayakoon of the BC RCMP Major Crime Section.

Toner’s current whereabouts are unknown, however he has ties to both British Columbia and Alberta.

Toner is described as:

Caucasian male

Brown hair

Bald

5’11

190 lbs

Philip Toner, 41
Philip Toner, 41

“If Philip hears, or sees this call for information, we ask him to contact the police of jurisdiction,” says Supt. Wijayakoon.

Should you encounter Toner, do not approach him and immediately call 9-1-1.

File # Columbia Valley RCMP File #2021-1153 / Southeast District Major Crime File #2021E-8014

BC RCMP

BACKGROUND

Kootenay National Park, BC – The BC RCMP is asking for the public’s help after a 35-year-old woman was located deceased on May 6, 2021 in southeastern British Columbia.

On Thursday May 6, 2021 the body of 35-year-old Brenda Ware was found 54 Kilometers northeast of Radium, BC along Highway 93 in Kootenay National Park. The BC RCMP Southeast District Major Crime Unit has taken custody of this suspicious death investigation.

The investigation has determined that Ware was known to have been in in Didsbury, Alberta and traveled to Kootenay National Park, BC where her vehicle and body were discovered on May 6, 2021. Investigators are requesting assistance from the public and information from anyone who saw Brenda Ware from May 4, 2021 to May 6, 2021 or her vehicle a red 2019 Jeep Cherokee Alberta Licence Plate YPC553. (Stock photo of vehicle below).

red 2019 Jeep Cherokee Alberta Licence Plate YPC553
STOCK PHOTO – red 2019 Jeep Cherokee Alberta Licence Plate YPC553

Brenda is described as being 5 foot 1 (155 cm), 108 pounds (49 kg), with blue eyes and brown hair.

Brenda is described as being 5 foot 1 (155 cm), 108 pounds (49 kg), with blue eyes and brown hair.
Brenda is described as being 5 foot 1 (155 cm), 108 pounds (49 kg), with blue eyes and brown hair.

“We are hoping someone may have seen Brenda or her car prior to her death”, said BC RCMP Spokesperson Dawn Roberts. “We would also like to speak to anybody who may have encountered hitchhikers in that area or has dash camera video of driving through Kootenay National Park on May 5th or 6th”.

If you have information, please call SED Major Crime Unit’s Information Line at 1-877-987-8477

BC RCMP

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