Search for missing man comes to sad end

Gordon Rice's vehicle found near Lamb Creek, deceased individual nearby.

  • Aug. 26, 2015 7:00 a.m.

Townsman Staff

The vehicle of a missing Cranbrook man has been located, and RCMP say a deceased individual was also found nearby.

Gordon Rice of Cranbrook was reported missing last week, having last been seen Aug. 20.

Late on August 25, Cranbrook RCMP received a call from a local resident who had located Mr. Rice’s vehicle in a remote location in the Lamb Creek area.

RCMP said in a press release that due to the time of the evening and diminishing day light, police remained on scene overnight and then conducted a search at first light on August 26.

“Police located a deceased individual nearby and continue to investigate the matter in conjunction with the BC Coroner’s Service,” the press release said. ” At this time police are not considering the death to be suspicious.”

Police would like to thank the public for all of the tips that were called in with regard to this investigation.