The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a male found deceased in the Fraser River at Coquitlam in 1989.
After an exhaustive post-mortem investigation and with assistance from Prince George and Coquitlam RCMP detachments, and the BC Police Missing Persons Center, the man was determined to be Brian Carman Law, of Prince George.
Mr. Law, aged 29, was reported missing to Prince George RCMP in May of 1989. His body was recovered from the Fraser River in Coquitlam later that same year, and transported to Royal Columbian Hospital for further forensic examination. The body remained unidentified, even after extensive efforts by police and coroners.
The identification was made possible by modern forensic analysis, in combination with the application of an enhanced identification model developed by the Identification and Disaster Response Unit of the BC Coroners Service.
The family of Mr. Law has been notified of his death. On behalf of the family, the Coroners Service asks that the media respect their privacy at this difficult time.
For further information, please contact:
IDRU Identification Specialist
BC Coroners Service