ASHCROFT (NEWS 1130) – The bodies of two men from Surrey reported missing a month ago have been found north of Spences Bridge.
Ryan Provencher, 38, and Richard Scurr, 37, were last seen leaving the Lower Mainland on July 17 in a white Jeep Cherokee, later found abandoned near Logan Lake.
The BC RCMP says their bodies were found near Rennie Pit Road by the Lytton detachment on August 17. Earlier this month, police executed a search warrant on a rural property in Spences Bridge at the location of a business linked to Provencher.
The two were reported missing at around the same time as two tourists and a UBC professor were found dead in northern B.C., but the RCMP have never believed the cases were linked to Bryer Schmegelsky and Kam McLeod, the now-dead suspects in those deaths.
When they disappeared, police said Provencher and Scurr planned to travel to the southern Interior and preliminary information indicated the men reached their destination, 35 kilometres northeast of Lytton, along the Thompson River.
Police are not saying yet how the two died, but stated earlier this month that they suspected homicide and now say that “the circumstances at the scene led police [to] believe the deaths involve criminality.”
The BC Coroners Service is investigating.
With files from the Canadian Press.