The search for a man missing from his home on Highway 99 has ended with news that he has died.
Ashcroft RCMP have confirmed that the body of 75-year-old Joseph Zaobtel was found on Sept. 10 in a forested area near his home on Highway 99 between Lillooet and Cache Creek.
Zabotel had been reported missing on Aug. 31.
Ashcroft RCMP Cpl. Jeffrey Raffle offered his thanks to the public for keeping an eye out for the missing man and offered his condolences to the family of Zabotel.