THE RCMP Southeast District Major Crime Unit and Trail and Greater District RCMP on Tuesday announced that they have confirmed the identity of the human remains found in the trunk of a burnt-out vehicle left abandoned and ablaze on Highway 22 on Sunday, January 14 have been identified.
Following the completion of a forensic examination of the human remains, police said that in order to further the investigation, they are releasing the name of the dead person as 38-year-old Jordan Workman of Castlegar, B.C.
RCMP investigators in conjunction with the BC Coroners Service have also determined that Workman’s death was a homicide.
“The current findings indicate that this incident involves a targeted victim and does not reflect any increased safety risks to the public,” said Cpl. Dan Moskaluk.
Shortly after 9 p.m. on January 14, the Trail and Greater Regional Fire Department responded to a report of a vehicle fire just outside the Genelle Flats on the southbound shoulder of Highway 22, approximately 11 km north of Trail, B.C. RCMP investigators also attended the scene. The discovery caused a closure of the highway to permit investigators to process the scene on Sunday. Given the circumstances, the Southeast District Major Crime Unit took conduct of the investigation.
The burned vehicle was described as 1999 Honda Civic, 4 door sedan, grey in colour (similar to that shown in the photos).
Police continue to seek public assistance with this investigation. Members of the public with information are asked to call the Trail and Greater District RCMP Detachment at 250-364-2566. Anyone wishing to provide information anonymously can do so by calling Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or leave a tip online at www.bccrimestoppers.com.