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Missing Williams Lake man found deceased in settlement pond…

KAMLOOPS, BC: Police in Kamloops have identified the body found in a settlement pond at the Domtar Pulp in Kamloops…

Police say on March 7, employees of Domtar Pulp located a body in a settlement pond and immediately contacted RCMP. An autopsy was conducted in order to positively ID the body and it is that of a missing man from Williams Lake.

On Monday, March 12, 2018, an autopsy was completed and the body has been identified as David Michael JEFF. David JEFF, 67, was among the Williams Lake residents that were evacuated last July to Kamloops during the 2017 wildfires.

Police are asking anyone who spoke to and spent time with David JEFF during the 2017 wildfires to contact them. RCMP PHOTO

David had been reported missing on July 31, 2017, resulting in an extensive investigation being undertaken, which included search efforts being conducted by the Kamloops RCMP, family and friends.

At this time the investigative and forensic findings indicate that his death is non-suspicious in nature. The Kamloops RCMP continue to assist the Coroners Office with their investigation into David’s death.

Kamloops investigators are seeking the public’s assistance in determining a time line of David’s activities prior to his death and how he came to be in the area where his body was found.

To this end, Kamloops Police are asking anyone who spent time with David last summer to contact them. Specifically, if you know where he spent time during the day or where he was sleeping at night, the police would like to talk to you.

Should you have information, please contact the Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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