The body of a North Okanagan woman reported missing last week has been found near Hidden Lake in the Trinity Valley area.
52 year old Lisa Ruigrok was reported missing from her home in Ashton Creek, east of Enderby May 18.
“Since her disappearance, police pursued a number of investigative avenues in an effort to locate her. They included a number of ground searches throughout the Enderby and surrounding areas with the search reaching as far as Alberta. Extensive aerial searches were conducted utilizing support from RCMP Air Services,” says Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP Cst. Kelly Brett.
Brett says Ruigrok’s body was located by the RCMP Tuesday after they received information of a similar burgundy coloured mini-van which was seen in the area near the Hidden Lake campground.
Foul play does not appear to have been involved in her death.
“The investigation has now been handed over to the BC Coroners Service,” says Brett.