The RCMP and B.C. Coroners Service continue to investigate the remains of two bodies found near Ucluelet late last week.
A news released posted by the RCMP on Monday states the remains were found by a woman walking her dog near Ucluelet.
Sgt. Janelle Shoihet of the BC RCMP told the Westerly News on Tuesday that police are not releasing the specific location or date that the remains were discovered and an investigation is ongoing.
“At this point, it’s too early to make any determination with respect to whether or not it’s suspicious or whether or not there’s any foul play. The investigation right now is ongoing. Hopefully, we will be able to determine that eventually but, at this point, it’s really too preliminary to say,” Shoihet said
Andy Watson of the B.C. Coroner’s Service told the Westerly News Tuesday morning that the investigation into the identities of the deceased, as well as the cause of death, is ongoing.
“We are working closely with the RCMP,” Watson said. “Our role in this will obviously be to determine: identity of the remains, when, where, how and by what means the decedents came to die.”
“At this time, it is too early to determine whether the remains are of missing men Ryan Daley and Daniel Archbald and police continue to investigate their disappearance,” the release states. “We are working with the families of the missing men and ask that their privacy be respected at this time.”
A Facebook page titled ‘Find Ryan and Dan’ was launched on May 27 along with a GoFundMe page set up to help raise money for search efforts for Daley and Archbald.
The Facebook page has been taken down and the GoFundMe Page, which raised $18,780 in 22 days, is no longer accepting donations.