RCMP have confirmed remains found last week near Duncan, B.C., are those of Ben Kilmer, a 41-year-old electrician from Cobble Hill who went missing under mysterious circumstances in the spring.
Kilmer’s wife Tonya posted an emotional letter on Facebook confirming the discovery.
She says on Oct. 17 the RCMP came to her house to inform her that a hiker had found her husband’s body in a remote area near the Chemainus River.
Kilmer’s work van was found abandoned on Cowichan Lake Road, west of Duncan on the afternoon of May 15. The engine was still running and a small amount of blood and his personal items were found inside the van, according to RCMP.
The father of two was last spotted on surveillance video at a job site shortly before 11 a.m. PT that same morning.