RCMP say foul play is suspected after a body was discovered between Nelson and Castlegar in May.
The remains of 22-year-old Lemar Halimi were found near Beasley Road near Highway 3A on May 8. The Richmond, B.C., resident had last been seen May 15, 2017, according to an RCMP statement.
The investigation is now being led by the RCMP Southeast District Major Crime Unit.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story stated Halimi had gone missing May 16. In fact Halimi was last seen May 15, 2017.