A 69-year-old Chilliwack man who was reported missing on March 4 has been found dead.
Ian Tillie was last seen at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 3 at the Tim Hortons in the 45800-block of Yale Road in Chilliwack.
His body was found near Kipp Avenue and Ashwell Drive in Chilliwack on the morning of Wednesday, March 9, RCMP announced in a March 10 press release.
“A very difficult and sad way to end a search and we reach out to his family and friends,” said RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Mike Rail. “Chilliwack RCMP Victim Services is engaged.”
While Chilliwack General Investigation Support Team officers continued to pursue leads while Tillie was missing, evidence led police to an area of Kipp Avenue and Ashwell Drive where Chilliwack Search and Rescue located the body around 7:30 a.m.
RCMP and the BC Coroners Service continue their investigations into the events leading up to and cause of the death.
Rail thanked the public and the media for their assistance.