Body of missing filmmaker Twyla Roscovich found on Vancouver Island
Roscovich was known for her work advocating for First Nations and against salmon farming
The family of Twyla Roscovich says her body has been found on Vancouver Island.
The 38-year-old filmmaker, activist and mother vanished a week ago, prompting a widespread search.
In a written statement, Roscovich's family said her body was discovered Friday near Fisherman's Wharf in Campbell River.
The family didn't release any details about her death but said no foul play was suspected.
Vanished Sept. 7
A search had been underway along the jagged coastline that Roscovich loved. She created films about the region in an effort to protect the salmon and the environment and raise awareness about everything from First Nations to oil tankers.
Roscovich vanished Sept. 7 and the RCMP and coast guard had been coordinating the search.
Roscovich, a Malcolm Island resident, had told people she planned to travel southward on Vancouver Island to get medical treatment from specialists and would camp in her car on Sept. 6 near Nanaimo.
Paul Ross, Roscovich's former partner and father of her four-year-old daughter, previously said Roscovich had been struggling with a thyroid condition for several years and had become very frustrated.
Her green Volvo was discovered Sept. 13 in Campbell River near the Quadra Island ferry, and it's believed she continued on foot.
Friends and family then began searching near Campbell River and in favourite haunts on Quadra and Cortes Islands.
The environmentalist, known for her work advocating for First Nations and against salmon farming, is the producer behind the Salmon Confidential documentary — which she made while pregnant — and other works she created during her years travelling with her partner captaining their boat through South America and the Caribbean.
With files from Yvette Brend