A man checking on  anchor lines in Powell lake found human remains about 90 feet deep. The body was partially preserved because of the fresh water. What a horrendous discovery to make!  The RCMP were called immediately and a forensic autopsy ws scheduled for Friday, April 20. Police believe the body could be that of a business man who went missing in 1984 but have not made a positive identification yet. There have been a number of people who have gone missing from the Powell River over the years and this body could that of a missing person from anywhere across Canada. Hopefully one day there will a Canadian Missing Persons DNA Bank so  human remains  can be identified right away. The BC coroners office is continuing the investigation along with the RCMP.  http://www.ctvvancouverisland.ca/2012/04/human-remains-found-at-bottom-of-lake/


Update Body has been identified. Thoughts are with the family and friends of Francis Howes: http://www2.news.gov.bc.ca/news_releases_2009-2013/2012JAG0082-000715.htm