A 90-year-old man from Quesnel who was reported missing just after Christmas was found deceased in his vehicle in Kamloops on Sunday, Jan, 5.
North District RCMP confirmed the body of Malcolm McLaughlin was found in his vehicle on Tranquille Road in Kamloops.
McLaughlin had been reported missing on Jan. 1 and had not been seen since Dec. 30 at 4 p.m.
Police say all evidence suggests he was involved in a single-vehicle collision, noting there is nothing suspicious regarding the crash. McLaughlin’s dog, Chico, was found alive and uninjured and was taken to a local animal hospital until arrangements could be made to return the dachshund to McLaughlin’s family.
Police did not specify where on Tranquille Road McLaughlin was found, though it is believed to be west of the airport, on the more remote areas of the road.
The B.C. Coroners Service is investigating the death.
When McLaughlin was reported missing, police noted he was showing signs of dementia and had a history of memory loss, but that leaving his home without being in contact with his family was out of character.
McLaughlin was driving a black 2013 Chevrolet Trax, with B.C. licence plate EN115T and a Canadian flag attached to the rear antenna.