A new interactive tool has been launched to help identify human remains in B.C.
The BC Coroners Service says the unidentified human remains interactive viewer is a web-mapping application containing spatial, temporal, and statistical information on every active, unsolved human remains investigation in the province.
There are currently just under 200 unsolved and active cases across the province.
The tool indicates unidentified human remains were discovered in 100 Mile House in 1983, in Williams Lake in 1981, and in Quesnel in 1977.
Unknown male remains were also discovered in Williams Lake in 2002. Female remains were discovered in 2002 in Clinton.
“By reaching out and engaging members of the public with the launch of this innovative tool, it’s our hope to gain new investigative leads that will lead to the identification of these unidentified individuals and bring closure to their families,” says Lisa Lapointe, chief coroner.