Remains found on B.C. farm identified

The Canadian Press

SALMON ARM, B.C.–Human remains found at a farm where RCMP have been conducting extensive searches have been identified as those of one of several women who have gone missing in British Columbia’s north Okanagan.
Police said no charges have been laid in connection with Traci Genereaux’s death, which is being treated as suspicious.
An autopsy has been completed but the results are not being released, the RCMP said in a news release yesterday evening.
RCMP have said five women, including Genereaux, have gone missing in the same area in the past 20 months.
Police have not linked any of the other cases with the search.
Darcy Genereaux has said his daughter went missing in May and the RCMP asked him for a blood sample last week.
Police said Genereaux’s family has been notified and they’re being offered support from victim assistance workers.
Mounties began searching the rural property near Salmon Arm last month and announced the discovery of human remains Oct. 21.
The investigation of the 10-hectare property located on Salmon River Road is ongoing, and police said they’re working to establish a timeline of Genereaux’s whereabouts on the days leading up to when she was last heard from in Vernon.
A forensics team specializing in recovering evidence was brought in to help last week, and Mounties said the underwater recovery team had been conducting searches of the Salmon River, which runs through the property.
Police said due to the size of the property, number of out buildings, and terrain, more resources and equipment have been brought in since.
A timeline of completing the search has not been set and police are calling the investigation “fluid.”
A title search shows the property is owned by Wayne and Evelyn Sagmoen.
It is not know whether they are related to Curtis Wayne Sagmoen, who was charged Oct. 17 with disguising his face with intent to commit an offence, uttering threats, and weapons offences.
Those charges came after police issued a warning to “the general public and women sex workers” about a possible risk around Salmon River Road after a incident Aug. 28 when a woman allegedly was threatened with a firearm.