November 1, 2017 10:00 pm
Updated: November 2, 2017 10:03 am

Human remains found on farm near Salmon Arm identified as missing teen

WATCH ABOVE: More tents have been brought in as investigators comb a large rural property on Salmon River Road where human remains have been found. Rumina Daya has the latest.


Human remains discovered on a farm on Salmon River Road in the Salmon Arm area have been identified as Traci Genereaux.

The 18-year-old was last heard from on May 29.

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In a release, RCMP confirmed the remains were those of Genereaux.

“The RCMP, notified Traci’s family today and they continue to be provided support from our victim assistance workers,” read the release.

She was one of at least five women that have gone missing along the stretch between Vernon and Sicamous in the last 20 months.

WATCH: Police expand search of Salmon Arm property where human remains found

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The remains were identified amid a massive search of a 24-acre farm property where 37-year-old Curtis Wayne Sagmoen is one of the residents.

“This remains a very fluid investigation and we have no timeline as to when we anticipate being finished at the site at this time,” said RCMP.

READ MORE: Police search property on Salmon River Road in north Okanagan

Police have not said whether Sagmoen is considered a suspect in connection with the search of the farm. He is facing six charges, unrelated to the search, for pulling a gun on a sex trade worker.

RCMP say no charges have been laid in connection to Genereaux’s death, which is being treated as suspicious.

Anyone with information about Genereaux is asked to contact police.

‘My heart breaks for the family’

Meanwhile, the sister of Deanna Wertz, who is also one of the five missing women, says her heart breaks for Traci Genereaux’s family.

“I can’t imagine what they are going through getting the news that they got,” said Alanna Wertz, adding that it’s been an emotional ride.

WATCH: Human remains discovered on property near Salmon Arm

Although Mounties have said her sister’s case is not related to the search on the farm, she said she thinks that police could find more remains.

Deanna Wertz was last seen on July last year at her home on Yankee flats road, close to the 24-acre property where police continue their investigation.

READ MORE: RCMP planted listening devices in grass before commencing massive search at Okanagan farm

~With files from Simon Little, Rumina Daya

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