Cpl. Dan Moskaluk, District Advisory NCO for the South East District of the RCMP said in a media release Wednesday that the Major Crime continues to investigate the discovery of human remains located as a result of the ongoing search of a property located on Salmon River Road in Salmon Arm.
"Significant efforts have been underway since the remains were located," the release said/
"With the assistance of the BC Coroners Service, the RCMP are now in a position to publicly confirm that the human remains located are those of 18-year-old Traci Genereaux. The RCMP, notified Traci's family today and they continue to be provided support from our victim assistance workers."
Police said in addition, all other families that have been publicly linked to the on-going investigation by the media were also contacted and made aware of the investigational update. This direct communication was done in advance of a public confirmation.
"No charges have been laid in connection with Traci's death which is being treated as suspicious," the release said.
"An autopsy has been completed the results of which will not be released."
Police said now that the identification has been confirmed, the RCMP are once again seeking the public's assistance in any information that can help advance the investigation into the disappearance and death of Traci Genereaux.
"We are seeking to establish a timeline of Traci's activities on the days leading up to and after Monday May 29, which was reported to police as being the last known date of when she was last heard from in Vernon."
Traci Genereaux is described as:
- 18 years old, Caucasian Female
- 150 CM (4'11")
- 42 KG (95lbs)
- Brown hair
- Blue Eyes
Anyone who may have seen Genereaux or have any information are asked to call the police tipline at 1-877-987-8477.
Police said the search of the Salmon River Road site remains active and ongoing.
"Given the size of the 24 acre property, the number of out buildings and various items at this location, additional resources and equipment have been brought in order to conduct a thorough search of this property in the most efficient manner.
"This remains a very fluid investigation and we have no timeline as to when we anticipate being finished at the site at this time."