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Tragic end to search for missing UBC professor on Salt Spring Island

Police, family and friends are very concerned about missing professor Sinikka Gay Elliott who has not been seen on Salt Spring Island since May 12.
Police, family and friends are very concerned about missing professor Sinikka Gay Elliott who has not been seen on Salt Spring Island since May 12. Salt Spring RCMP

There has been a tragic conclusion to the search for a UBC professor missing on Salt Spring Island.

RCMP said Sinikka Gay Elliott’s body was found on Saturday. Police do not believe criminality was involved in her death.

The BC Coroners Service will investigate how, where, when and by what means she died.

Elliott left her home on Wednesday, May 12, to do some errands, and was reported missing to RCMP at 2:15 p.m. prompting a large search.

Police and Search and Rescue began a search for Elliott and at approximately 9:30 p.m. crews found her vehicle on Juniper Place Road but she was nowhere to be seen.

Elliott was a sociology professor at UBC.

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