The bodies of two men who went missing in mid-July in Surrey have been found in a rural area near Spences Bridge, west of Kamloops.
Ryan Provencher, 38, and Richard Scurr, 37, were last seen getting into a white 2019 Jeep Cherokee in the 16400 block of 23A Avenue in Surrey at 12:30 p.m on July 17.
The Jeep was found July 21 parked in a wooded area near Logan Lake, about a 100-kilometer drive from Spences Bridge.
RCMP say their remains were found on Rennie Pitt Road, north of Spences Bridge, exactly one month later on Saturday, August 17.
The circumstances at the scene lead them to believe the deaths were not accidental and the Southeast District Major Crime Unit are taking over the investigation.
“The RCMP is confirming their identities in an effort to advance our investigation into their deaths,” said Sgt. Steve Riley.
Earlier, RCMP had searched a rural property near Spences Bridge at the site of a business associated with Provencher
They believed the two men were travelling to the property before they vanished.
The timing and location of the disappearances had led to speculation that they might be connected to three murders in northern B.C. and suspects Bryer Schmegelsky and Kam McLeod, but RCMP say they have no reason to believe the investigation is linked to those homicides.
The BC Coroners Service is also investigating the deaths.
RCMP are asking anyone who may have information about the deaths to call 1-877-987-8477 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477,