RCMP trying to fingerprint fifth Rutherford Creek victim 

RCMP have not yet identified the body found in a small truck

RCMP have not yet identified the body found in a small truck dug out of Rutherford Creek on Dec. 13, more than a year after floods washed away a nearby bridge.

Torrential rain and debris knocked out the Rutherford Creek Bridge on Oct. 18, 2003 and four men were believed to have died in the flood. But the discovery of a body in an Isuzu Trooper earlier this month brought the death toll to five.

The Isuzu was reported stolen around the time of the flood, however nobody ever filed a missing persons report.

Constable Devon Jones from Whistler RCMP said the coroner’s office in Vancouver was still working with DNA and trying to fingerprint the dead person.

"We have an idea who it is and we don’t foresee that there will be any delay in getting in contact with the family," said Jones. "But because the body was so badly decomposed it’s taking them some time to do the finger printing just so we can be sure."


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