Delores Brown's remains possibly found in water near B.C.'s Gulf Islands
19-year-old Brown has been missing from Penelakut Island since July 27
RCMP have spoken to the family of Delores Brown, 19, who has been missing since July 27, as they wait for a body found in the waters near B.C.'s Gulf Islands to be identified.
"Investigators have met with Delores' family to prepare them for the possibility that these remains are that of their loved one," said Cpl. Darren Lagan, of the Island District RCMP.
The body was recovered from water just east of Norway Island on Wednesday evening, after kayakers reported finding human remains.
"The BC Coroners Service is working to confirm the identity of the deceased, as well as establish a cause and time of death," said Lagan. "Until that is completed, we will not publicly speculate on the identity."
Once the person has been identified, next of kin will be notified and there will be an investigation to see if foul play was involved.
Norway Island, where the body was found, is between Penelakut Island, where Brown was reported missing last month, and Galiano Island.
Brown is described as a First Nations woman, about five feet six inches tall, weighing about 120 pounds.
Police are asking for anyone who may have seen Brown, or have information about her disappearance to contact Ladysmith RCMP at 250-245-2215, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at solvecrime.ca.