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Posted: May 8, 2021

RCMP seek help in suspicious death investigation

BC RCMP is asking for the public’s help after a 35-year-old woman was located deceased on May 6, in Kootenay National Park.

On Thursday, May 6, the body of 35-year-old Brenda Ware was found 54 km northeast of Radium Hot Springs, along Highway 93 in Kootenay National Park.

The BC RCMP Southeast District Major Crime Unit has taken custody of this suspicious death investigation.

The investigation has determined that Ware was known to have been in Didsbury, Alberta and traveled to Kootenay National Park, where her vehicle and body were discovered on May 6.

Investigators are requesting assistance from the public and information from anyone who saw Brenda Ware from May 4 to May 6, 2021 or her vehicle a red 2019 Jeep Cherokee Alberta Licence Plate YPC553. (Stock photo of vehicle pictured).

Brenda is described as being 5″1 (155 cm), 108 pounds (49 kg), with blue eyes and brown hair (pictured above).

“We are hoping someone may have seen Brenda or her car prior to her death,” said BC RCMP spokesperson Dawn Roberts. “We would also like to speak to anybody who may have encountered hitchhikers in that area or has dash camera video of driving through Kootenay National Park on May 5 or 6.”

If you have information, please call SED Major Crime Unit’s Information Line at 1-877-987-8477.

Photos submitted by BC RCMP


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