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Missing Nanaimo man found deceased

The body of a missing Nanaimo man has been found in Surrey.

Police confirmed the body was that of Roy Ostling, 62, who had been missing since May 29.

Coroner Barbara McLintock said Ostling’s body was found in the Crescent Beach area of Surrey on Wednesday.

Ostling, who was known for his photography and as a freelance writer, was last seen by his roommate when he left his home and uncharacteristically disappeared without telling friends or family where he was going or for how long.

Family members had travelled to Nanaimo from as far away as Ottawa to help with efforts to locate him.

Foul play is not suspected in his death.

McLintock said in an e-mail she had little information to offer because the coroner’s investigation is in its early stages, but findings will be made public when a report on the completed investigation becomes available.

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