Body of missing Kitchener woman found in B.C.


The physique of 22-year-old Jaqueline McDermott from Kitchener, Ont., has been found.

RCMP confirmed to CTV News that her physique was found by search and rescue groups on Saturday.

McDermott was reported missing on Oct. 1, and based on RCMP, she was final seen close to her car after attending a meditation retreat. RCMP stated her car was found damaged down alongside Highway 97C between Merritt and Logan Lake however she was not in, or close to it.

This comes only a couple days after her mother and father flew out to B.C. to affix the search efforts for his or her missing daughter.

Jaqui’s mom, Nathalie St-Maurice, posted an image her daughter drew to Facebook on Sunday, together with a press release studying in half: “She was stubborn and funny and creative and passionate and full of joy. She was a beacon that shined out to the world and pulled people close. She believed in goodness and kindness of humans above everything else. She was light.”

Facebook put up from Jaqui’s mother, Nathalie St-Maurice. (Facebook/In Loving Memory Of Jaqui McDermott)

The put up goes on to say, “honour her with love and laughter.”

In one other Facebook assertion, Katharine Kitsemetry, a pal of the McDermott household, confirmed Jaqui’s physique was found “after exhaustive searches by the B.C. Search and Rescue teams.”

“Our hearts are forever shattered. Please respect our privacy as we learn how to live in a world without her. Please keep her in your hearts,” Kitsemetry stated in the put up.

Facebook put up from Katharine Kitsemetry, a pal of the McDermott household. (Facebook/In Loving Memory Of Jaqui McDermott)

RCMP don’t imagine any legal exercise was concerned in Jaqui’s sudden demise. But the B.C. Coroners Service has been notified and has launched an investigation into the demise.


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