Body found in Coquitlam, foul play not suspected
CTV British Columbia
Published Saturday, December 14, 2013 12:13PM PST
Last Updated Monday, December 16, 2013 3:16PM PST
Update: Mounties confirmed Monday that the deceased is not missing senior Shin Ik Noh.
Details are few and far between after a dead body was discovered on Burke Mountain.
The body was found just before noon Friday at the north end of Coast Meridian Road near Hazel Avenue.
It wasn’t removed until just before 4 p.m. Saturday because investigators had to hike up a densely forested area of the mountain.
Police don’t suspect foul play in the death.
Officials have yet to confirm the identity of the body and won’t speculate on cause of death.
The area it was found in is about six kilometres away from where missing man Shin Noh was last seen.
On a Facebook page dedicated to finding the 64-year-old, who has Alzheimer’s disease, Noh’s family theorized he may have ended up in the woods around Burke Mountain.
One of the last confirmed sightings of Noh was at Coast Meridian Road and Lincoln Avenue.
The coroner’s service is still working to identify the body found Friday, and more details are expected to be released in a few days.
With a report from CTV British Columbia’s Penny Daflos