An official with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has confirmed they are assisting the RCMP investigation into the deaths of two men near Ucluelet.
Public information officer for the DEA in Seattle Jodie Underwood confirmed their assistance in the homicide case of Ryan Daley and Dan Archbald but did not specify the DEA’s involvement.
Archbald and Daley were reported missing nearly two months ago after they failed to contact family and friends following an eight-week sailing trip in Panama.
Their remains were discovered on the week of June 10, and their identities were confirmed at the end of the month.
The two men were last seen on surveillance video at the Small Craft Harbour dock in Ucluelet May 16.
Police said they had been on Archbald’s sailboat, the Astral Blue, that docked in Ucluelet on May 13.
The family said at the time both men were heading for Jordan River where Daley lived.
Investigators said June 29 they are treating Daley and Archbald’s deaths as homicides.
With files from the CBC.