Human remains found near Tofino

Denise Titian, February 25, 2019
Tofino, BC — 

UPDATE: According to a media release dated Feb. 25 the Tofino RCMP are investigating a structure fire of a cabin in Warn Bay, near Tofino. Human remains were located in the cabin.

The file is still in the very early stages and Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit (VIIMCU) and the BC Coroners Service are both involved in the investigation.

The cause of the fire and the identity of the deceased are still under investigation.

Warn Bay is located deep in the Tofino Inlet, near Kennedy Lake.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Tofino RCMP at 250-725-3242.


The Tofino RCMP has confirmed that unidentified human remains have been recovered near Tofino on Sunday, Feb. 24.

Details are scant but the Canadian Coast Guard and the BC Coroner’s Service assisted with the retrieval of the remains and an investigation is underway.

“I can confirm that the BC Coroners Service is in the early stages of its fact-finding investigation involving unidentified human remains found on land on Sunday,” wrote Andy Watson of the BC Coroner’s Service in an email to Ha-Shilth-Sa.

The Ha-Shilth-Sa Newspaper has reached out to the RCMP for information.