Nanaimo RCMP investigating skeletal remains found in Millstone River

NANAIMO – Passerby discovers human remains near mouth of Millstone River on weekend.

Nanaimo RCMP and the B.C. Coroners Service are trying to identify skeletal remains of a person found near the mouth of the Millstone River on the weekend.

The remains were found Sunday at about 1 p.m. by a man out for a walk who called the police.

Const. Gary O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman, said the RCMP West Coast Marine Unit vessel Higgitt was used to recover the remains, located near a step embankment below Terminal Avenue, just north of the Pearson Bridge.

The remains, which have been in the water for some time, were taken to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital for a forensic autopsy.

“There will be an autopsy this week,” O’Brien said. “Decomposition is such that we can’t easily determine the sex of the body.”

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