Search for Jacqueline McDermott ends after woman’s body found in B.C.


The body of a girl, believed to be 22-year-old Jacqueline McDermott, has been found in British Columbia.

McDermott, who has ties to Waterloo area, was final seen by her household on Sept. 29. She had been planning to attend a yoga retreat in Merritt, B.C., which is 270 kilometers northeast of Vancouver.

RCMP mentioned Sunday that the body of a girl who went lacking on Oct. 1, had been found on Oct. 8 by Merritt RCMP. Though police didn’t title McDermott, the entire RCMP’s lacking individual notices for the 22-year-old have been deleted and household pal Kathy Kitsemetry made the connection on a GoFundMe web page that had been set as much as assist McDermott’s household.

She additionally thanked folks for the outpouring of assist they obtained in their search for the younger girl.

“We are devastated to report that her body was found [on October 8th] after exhaustive searches by the B.C. Search and Rescue groups,” wrote Kitsemetry.

“Our hearts are without end shattered. Please respect our privateness as we discover ways to dwell in a world with out her. Please preserve her in your hearts.”

In a information launch, RCMP mentioned officers didn’t consider that criminality was concerned in the woman’s sudden dying. A concurrent fact-finding investigation into what led as much as the woman’s dying has been launched. The precise reason for her dying shall be decided by the Coroners Service for British Columbia.

Police have mentioned someday between Sept. 29 and Oct. 1, McDermott’s car was found damaged down on Highway 97C between Merritt and Logan Lake.


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