The Cowichan Search & Rescue Team had suspended their search days ago, but as temperatures cooled, they re-engaged with their search dogs and continued their efforts. Yesterday, they found a deceased person approximately 11 kms from the spot where Ms. Barman’s vehicle had been located.
The Lake Cowichan RCMP, RCMP Forensic Identification Services, and a coroner attended the scene. Efforts are now underway to determine the identity of the deceased person.
The Oak Bay Police have updated the Next of Kin of Ms. Barman on this development and they are asking that their privacy be respected at this time.
An update will be provided once the individual has been identified.
The BC Coroners Service is now leading the investigation. Neither the Oak Bay Police or Coroners Service have any more information to share at this time.