The West Shore RCMP has confirmed the body found Tuesday morning at Thetis Lake Regional Park is that of missing View Royal woman Debra Evan-Hayes.
The case has been turned over to the B.C. Coroners Service. No foul play is suspected at this time in the investigation.
— Lindsey Horsting (@lindseyhorsting) July 3, 2018
Crews were searching the park last week after Evan-Hayes was reported missing on June 27. The West Shore RCMP asked for the public’s help locating the missing woman last Wednesday afternoon, but have not released any details surrounding her disappearance other than a physical description.
According to a Facebook group dedicated to finding Evans-Hayes, the official search of Thetis Lake Park was called off on Thursday. Members of the public planned to continue searching Saturday morning. A plea for residents to hang flyers was posted Saturday night but there has been no other updates from the group.
Main beach of Thetis Lake Regional Park is closed to the public at the request of @WestshoreRCMP. We appreciate the publics understanding and we will update when the beach is reopened. Thank you. #yyj
— West Shore RCMP (@WestshoreRCMP) July 3, 2018
The main beach at Thetis Lake is closed to the public until further notice but is expected to reopen late Tuesday afternoon.
Investigators and several police vehicles are still on scene.
More to come.