Cold case files: Remains found on Penticton Indian Band land

Foul play determined in death of woman who went missing

Penticton RCMP are releasing information on a series of historical missing person and found human remains investigations.

On May 7, 1997, the remains of Diane Stewart were discovered on the Penticton Indian Band reserve.

Related: Dead infant found on Penticton beach in 1982

Stewart had been reported missing on Jan. 1, 1997, after she left a New Year’s Eve party on the Penticton Indian Band reserve and was never heard from again. Stewart was last seen walking West on Westhills Drive wearing a black leather jacket, black jeans and winter boots.

Through a forensic autopsy it was determined that Stewart died as a result of foul play.

Related: Penticton RCMP still searching for answers on human remains found

“The RCMP is committed to following up on investigations, no matter how old the files are, in the hopes of providing answers to families and justice for any wrong doing,” said Cpl. James Rutledge in a news release.

Penticton RCMP continue to investigate this homicide. If you have any information related to this homicide, please contact the Penticton RCMP at 250-492-4300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

To report a typo, email: editor@pentictonwesternnews.com.


@PentictonNews
newstips@pentictonwesternnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Penticton’s Arts Rising Festival included as BC Culture Days 10th anniversary celebration

Take in the various free events and activities around the city on Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Preliminary inquiry dates set for John Brittain

Penticton resident is charged with three counts of first degree, one count of second degree murder

South Okanagan wildfire monitored closely for hot spots

The Eagle Bluff wildfire, north of Oliver, is classified as held

Penticton RCMP dealing with situation downtown

Two police vehicles were at Main Street and Nanaimo Avenue at just after 1 p.m.

Grass fire breaks out on highway south of Vernon

Highway 97 traffic slowed as firefighters snuff grass fire

Conan turns to the Property Brothers for tips on buying Greenland

Jonathan Scott suggests removing glaciers and mountains to bring in ‘more natural light’

Forests minister visits B.C. town hit by multiple mill shutdowns

A third of Mackenzie turns out for rally, not much to cheer about

B.C. sockeye returns drop as official calls 2019 ‘extremely challenging’

Federal government says officials are seeing the same thing off Alaska and Washington state

B.C. music teacher accused of sexual misconduct involving girls

Police believe other victims could be out there after the arrest of Lamar Victor Alviar

Vernon man facing drug trafficking charges in Kelowna

The man was found with suspected cocaine, heroin and fentanyl and thousands of dollars in cash

North Okanagan home scorched by flames

Neighbouring homes threatened by blaze, which is producing heavy black smoke

Drugs, cash and 11 people apprehended at North Okanagan house

RCMP executed warrant at 35th Street home for second time in a month

Most Read