Nelson RCMP have located and recovered some human remains.

Nelson RCMP have located and recovered some human remains.

Human remains found in Nelson

The remains were located in the area between Bealby Point Road and the Rails to Trails near Red Sands Beach.

  • Jul. 24, 2014 11:00 a.m.

Nelson RCMP have recovered human remains in a nearby forested area.

On July 23the RCMP were advised of the remains in the area between Bealby Point Road and the Rails to Trails near Red Sands Beach on the edge of Nelson.

At around 5 p.m. that day, the police and the BC Coroners service, with the assistance of Nelson Search and Rescue, were able to retrieve the remains.

There was identification located with the remains, suggesting they may be  those of a 27 year old male from the Cranbrook area.

It is believed that the body has been there for several years. The name is not being released until identification can be confirmed and next of kin can be notified.

Foul play is not suspected.

The BC Coroners Service, with the assistance of the Nelson RCMP are continuing their investigation.