Hunter finds remains of Maple Ridge man

David Urquhart, 26, was reported missing in late August.

  • Oct. 21, 2015 5:00 a.m.

David Urquhart.

A hunter found the remains of a Maple Ridge man earlier this month on a remote logging road north of Mission.

David Urquhart, 26, was reported missing in late August.

A hunter located some human remains in the area of Norrish Creek Road on Oct. 8.

Mission RCMP called in the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team as a result of what they believed to be a suspicious death.

With the assistance of the Coroner’s office,  the human remains have now been identified as those of Urquhart, who was last seen in Maple Ridge and was reported missing to Ridge Meadows RCMP on Aug. 31.

Urquhart was known to frequent areas such as Chilliwack, Abbotsford and Mission in the Fraser Valley.

“IHIT is working closely with Fraser Valley police, the coroner’s office and numerous support units to determine what happened to Mr. Urquhart, but it will take the help of the public and the people who knew him to determine his actions prior to his death,” said  Sgt, Stephanie Ashton of IHIT.

“The area where Mr. Urquhart’s body was found is frequented by hunters and target shooters who may have seen something suspicious or out of the ordinary while engaging in those pastimes.  Anyone who was in the area of Norrish Creek Road in late August or early September may be able to aid in this investigation.”

•  Anyone with information regarding this investigation can call the IHIT tipline by calling 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or email at ihittipline@rcmp-grc.gc.ca .

If you wish to remain anonymous, provide your anonymous tip information on the web at solvecrime.ca or by phone at 1-800-222-8477.

 

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