British Columbia

Body of missing filmmaker Twyla Roscovich found on Vancouver Island

The family of Twyla Roscovich says the body of the filmmaker and mother has been found.

Roscovich was known for her work advocating for First Nations and against salmon farming

Twyla Roscovich, 38, was last seen Sept. 6 in the Campbell River area. RCMP believe she was in or around Quadra Island on Sept. 7 but after that her phone went silent. (RCMP)

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. 

Twyla Roscovich has a four-year-old who is with her father. Dozens of people had expressed concern about her online. (Twyla Roscovich/Facebook)

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.

Twyla Roscovich has made films advocating for First Nations rights and questioning B.C.'s salmon farming industry. (Twyla Roscovich/Facebook)

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

Activist Alexandra Morton and Twyla Roscovich pose with a ticket stub from the independent filmmaker's work, Salmon Confidential. (Twyla Roscovich/Facebook)