Ridge Meadows RCMP have confirmed the body found in a wooded area in east Maple Ridge Thursday afternoon is that of a woman reported missing earlier in the day.
The body was found just off 240th Street, by the intersection of 116 Avenue and 239A Street, near where 56-year-old Darlene Stott, reported missing by Ridge Meadows RCMP, was last seen.
Her last known whereabouts was the area of 238 Street and 114a Avenue.
RCMP said foul play is not suspected.
B.C. Coroner’s Service is now investigating and an autopsy result is expected soon.
Stott had not been seen since she left her home around 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7.
Stott was supposed to return after going out for a walk, but had not been seen or heard from since.