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Kelowna missing persons case ends in tragedy

Justin Craik - Contributed/RCMP
Justin Craik
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Police have identified the person whose body was found in Okanagan Lake on Friday as a young Kelowna man who was reported missing last month.

The body of Justin Craik, 19, was found by a paddle boarder approximately 200 metres away from the public dock at City Park just after 7:30 a.m. Friday.

Craik was last seen at his Mills Road home on April 1, when he said he was going downtown.

He left without any money or his medication, which he took for schizophrenia.

His disappearance prompted several public pleas from the police for information about his whereabouts.

The exact cause of Craik’s death remains under investigation, say police, but an autopsy conducted Saturday has ruled out foul play.

The police investigations into Craik’s disappearance and the discovery of his body have now been concluded. The Coroner’s Service is continuing to work to confirm the cause of Craik’s death, police say.

 

 

 

 

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