Vernon and North Okanagan
Body found in park still not ID'd
Sep 30, 2013 / 3:22 pm
It has been more than 90 days since a body was found to be decomposing in Vernon’s Polson Park, and police are still not 100 per cent sure who that man was.
The body had been there so long that finger print identification was no longer possible and dental records did not turn up any matches.
However, according to RCMP Spokesperson Gord Molendyk, the BC Coroner's office has located who they believe to be the estranged family of the man.
The coroner has collected DNA samples from the suspected family and is hoping to link the body to them.
"We want to be 100 per cent and be able to say, this is who the individual is," said Molendyk.
The coroner has already determined that foul play was not a factor in the man's death.
There is also no evidence that the man was homeless or living in the park.
With files from Melissa Ligertwood
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