The body of a missing person Kelowna woman is found.
Chelsea Cardno was reported missing on Tuesday, June 14, and police believed she had been swept away by the fast-moving water from Mission Creek while walking her dog.
Searches for Cardno failed, however RCMP announced Friday that a farm owner found a body on flooded property next to the creek.
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Saturday morning, the mother of Chelsea Cardno went on social media to confirm that her daughter’s body had been found.
“It is with very heavy hearts that we have to announce that we have found our sweet Chelsea,” the Facebook post reads.
“I have to use this time to thank everyone for the outpouring of love and support over the last 11 days. To all those who came out to help us apply, the tireless hours out to comb through the brush, walk for hours along the Greenway, we left no stone unturned. The community came together to bring my Sweet Pea home, and I will be eternally grateful. “
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On Saturday afternoon, the Facebook post had just over 500 comments with condolences and support.
The Facebook post also noted that Chelsea’s dog, JJ, is still missing and residents are being asked to keep their eyes open for him.
Police later confirmed that it was Cardno’s body that had been located.
“The Kelowna RCMP can confirm that the located body was a woman who was reported missing on June 14, 2022,” police said in a press release Saturday afternoon, adding that the BC Coroners Service was also called to the scene.
“The family of the missing woman has been notified and the identification has been confirmed.”
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“We are all saddened by the result, but hope the family can have an end and that they can begin the healing process,” Const said. Mike Della-Paolera.
The RCMP said there is no criminal investigation and that Coroner’s Service will continue to be the lead investigator.
Police also thanked Central Okanagan Search and Rescue plus volunteers who helped search for Cardno.
The RCMP also said the missing dog has not been located and is believed to have been swept away in Mission Creek.
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