CASTLEGAR – The Castlegar RCMP has confirmed that 44 year-old Oscar Bot of Castlegar, who was reported missing on June 29 has been located deceased.
Bot was last seen around 9:35 p.m. on the night of Tuesday, June 28 turning onto Highway 3A heading west from the entrance to the West Kootenay Regional Airport.
On July 4 the Castlegar RCMP located the body of Bot in a heavily wooded area west of Castlegar. The Castlegar RCMP was assisted by the Castlegar Search and Rescue team in conducting an extensive search of several locations in the Castlegar area during the course of this matter.
The Castlegar RCMP has completed its investigation and has confirmed that foul play was not a contributing factor in his death. The RCMP has advised his next of kin.
The Castlegar RCMP will continue to assist the BC Coroners Services with their investigation. The Castlegar RCMP are once again appreciative of our local SAR volunteers and their assistance with this matter.
No further details are being released with respect to this investigation.