The BC Coroners Service, assisted by the Campbell River RCMP
Detachment and BC Police Missing Persons Centre, has now identified a man
whose remains were found in the Oyster River near Campbell River.

He is Jimmy Richard Pielle, aged 34, of Campbell River.

On Aug. 4, 2014, people snorkelling in the Oyster River came upon human
remains lodged in a pothole near the Island Highway. The snorkelers
notified authorities, and the RCMP dive team was able to recover the
remains.

The BC Coroners Service and RCMP continue to investigate this death.
There is no indication that any foul play was involved.

The last confirmed sighting of Mr. Pielle was about 3 p.m. on March 10,
2014, at which time he was hitchhiking northbound on the Island Highway
near Ware Road in Nanaimo. Anyone who saw Mr. Pielle after that time is
requested to contact the BC Coroners Service or their local RCMP
detachment.

Mr. Pielle's family has been notified of his death. On behalf of family
members, the BC Coroners Service requests that their privacy be respected
during this difficult time.

- Contributed by the BC Coroners Service