The Special Investigations Unit with the BC Coroners Service has completed DNA analysis confirming that human remains found near Jordan River on Dec. 7, 2017, are those of Stanley K. Okumoto from East Bremerton, Kitsap County, Wash.
Mr. Okumoto was aged 79 when he went missing on Sept. 19, 2017, and his vehicle was found the next day in Clallam County, about 240 kilometres away. Mr. Okumoto was found in Clallam County two months later, but his remains were missing the left leg and foot. Subsequent dental analysis confirmed that the remains were Mr. Okumoto’s.
A lower leg and foot were found inside a black shoe in December 2017 in Jordan River by a man walking his dog.
Mr. Okumoto’s DNA and the DNA from the leg and foot were compared, and it was confirmed that the remains found in Jordan River in December 2017 belong to Mr. Okumoto.
The BC Coroners Service's investigation is ongoing and no other details will be provided at this time.
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Manager, Strategic Communications
BC Coroners Service