UPDATE: Tragic ending to search for Castlegar man
The Castlegar RCMP has confirmed that 44-year-old Oscar Bot of Castlegar, who was reported missing on June 29, has been located deceased.
On July 4, the Castlegar RCMP located the body of Bot in a heavily wooded area, West of Castlegar. The Castlegar RCMP was assisted by the Castlegar Search and Rescue team in conducting an extensive search of several locations in the Castlegar area during the course of this matter. The Castlegar RCMP has completed its investigation and has confirmed that foul play was not a contributing factor in Bot’s death. The Castlegar RCMP has advised next of kin.
The Castlegar RCMP will continue to assist the BC Coroners Services with their investigation. The Castlegar RCMP are once again appreciative of our local SAR volunteers and their assistance with this matter. No further details are being release with respect to this investigation.
Castlegar RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a Castlegar man, Oscar Bot, who has not been seen or heard from since 9:35 p.m. on the night of Tuesday, June 28.
The man was last seen on video turning onto Highway 3A to head west from the entrance to the West Kootenay Regional Airport. He was supposed to return home but never did, and has recently failed to show up for an important appointment he had scheduled.
Castlegar RCMP, family and friends are concerned for the well being of Bot and wish to locate him as quickly as possible, if he is seen or his vehicle located please contact your local police department.
- Oscar Bot:
- dob : 1971-Oct-02;
- 6′ 3″ tall, 175 lbs;
- thin build, in very good shape;
- blond hair, short over the ears, parted in the middle.
Bot was last seen wearing blue jeans, light-coloured shoes and a grey and black short sleeve t-shirt. He was carrying a pair of dark boots.
- navy blue 2003 Chev S10 pickup
- with a black canopy
- BC Licence Plate 7998KG