British Columbia

Searchers find remains they believe is missing Alaska man, says RCMP

B.C. Coroners Service has yet to confirm the remains are those of Anthony Adevai, 70, who was last seen Nov. 29, 2016 near Dease Lake, although police have advised his family of the discovery.

Anthony Adevai, 70, was last seen Nov. 29, 2016 near Dease Lake in northwestern B.C.

Anthony Adevai, 70, of Alaska, was reported missing near Dease Lake, B.C. in Nov. 2016. (RCMP)

RCMP say searchers in B.C. have found human remains in an area where a missing Alaska man disappeared in late November 2016.

Anthony Adevai, 70, was last seen near Kinaskan Lake, along the Stewart-Cassiar Highway south of Dease Lake, in northwestern B.C. He was driving home to Alaska after visiting family and attending his brother's funeral in Oregon.

Map of Kinaskan Lake, B.C. (CBC)

Now, investigators say volunteer search teams have "located human remains in the immediate area" where Adevai's vehicle was found abandoned on Nov. 29, 2016.

The search took place along Highway 37, about 140 km south of Dease Lake.

In a statement, police said searchers located clothing and personal items they believe belongs to Adevai. However, police say the B.C. Coroners Service is continuing its investigation to confirm the identity of the remains.

RCMP say Adevai's family has been made aware of the discovery.