Bones found near Peterson Creek last week identified as those of missing Kelowna man

Bones ID'd as missing man

Bones discovered last week near Peterson Creek have been identified as belonging to a Kelowna man who went missing in November, according to Kamloops police.

Joseph Driscoll, 42, was last seen in the Valleyview area on Nov. 12. His family had been travelling to Kamloops from Kelowna on a frequent basis to search the area for the missing man.

On Thursday, Jan. 19, police received a report of suspected human bones discovered east of Peterson Creek and west of Rose Hill, above the 700-block of East Trans-Canada Highway.

“In working with the BC Coroners Service and with the Driscoll family, police can now confirm the bones did in fact belong to Joseph, and that he is deceased,” said Kamloops RCMP Cpl. Crystal Evelyn in a statement.

“We do not suspect criminality in his disappearance at this time. Our thoughts go out to the Driscoll family.”

Evelyn said police and the BC Coroners Service continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the discovery of Driscoll’s remains.

Anyone who may have come across any other bones in the area, or who has other information regarding the investigation, is asked to contact Kamloops RCMP.

Police said the Driscoll family has requested privacy.

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