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Coroners Service Identifies Remains Discovered Last Summer

By 250 News

Friday, March 09, 2012 02:49 PM

Williams Lake, B.C.- The B.C. Coroner's Service has made a positive identification of the remains  discovered  in a wooded area near Williams Lake on Aug. 24, 2011.

After an exhaustive post-mortem investigation and with assistance from Williams Lake RCMP Detachment, Vancouver Police Department Forensic Identification Section, the BC Police Missing Persons Centre and the Ontario Provincial Police Missing Persons/Unidentified Bodies Unit, the male was determined to be Dennis Russell Meleta.

Mr. Meleta was about 36 years old at the time of his death, which is believed to be about 10 years prior to discovery.

Identification was determined through advanced fingerprint techniques. Thorough scene investigation and a post-mortem examination have ruled out foul play in Mr. Meleta's death. 

Iinvestigators wish to learn more about Mr. Meleta's activities preceding his death. Anyone who had previous  interaction with Mr. Meleta is asked to contact the BC Coroners Service  at 604 660-5077.


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