Missing Revelstoke man found dead

Body found on banks of Fraser River identified as Rory Wayne McGillivray.

A body found washed up on the banks of the Fraser River near Hope, B.C., has been identified as that of missing Revelstoke man Rory Wayne McGillivray, the RCMP says.

Kamloops RCMP issued a bulletin in December asking for public assistance locating McGillivray.

McGillivray, 56, was last seen on Sept. 18, 2011, after visiting his son in Kamloops. He was supposed to drive home to his house in Revelstoke but never turned up. His family said his disappearance was out of character, Kamloops RCMP said.

The body was located on Dec. 18, 2011 – three months after McGillivary was last seen – but it could not be identified right away. Three days later, the Kamloops RCMP sent out a news release about his disappearance.

It was not until later that dental records confirmed the identity of the body as McGillivary’s.

The cause of death has not been confirmed but foul play is not suspected. The BC Coroners Service is awaiting the results of toxicology tests arising from the autopsy.

 

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