Mounties reissue call for information about North Okanagan homicide

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RCMP have released new pictures in their investigation of the North Okanagan murder of a woman whose remains were found a year ago this week – Sep 23, 2021

One year after a Whitehorse woman’s body was found in a burning vehicle off Westside Road, Mounties are still trying to piece together what happened in her final hours.

This week marks the anniversary of the discovery of Erin Chelsea Borgford’s remains and the start of an RCMP homicide investigation.

Read more: Police identify human remains found in burned-out vehicle in North Okanagan

“While the investigation remains active and on-going and a continued priority for the officers investigating her death, they continue to seek more information,” Staff Sgt. Janelle Shoihet of the BC RCMP said in a press release.

B.C. RCMP say human remains found inside a burned-out vehicle in the North Okanagan last week were that of Erin Chelsea Borgford. B.C. RCMP

“We are releasing two new photos of the burnt out vehicle that Erin’s remains were discovered in, in the hopes that it may jog someone’s memory and to encourage those who have information to come and speak with police.”

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Woman fends off assault in Vernon park; police issue public warning – Nov 27, 2020

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP received a report Sept. 20, 2020 at 5:14 a.m. of a vehicle fire on Louis Estates Road, just off Westside Road.

Firefighters, who managed to extinguish the blaze, discovered human remains inside the vehicle. Front-line officers secured the potential crime scene and called for the support of major crime investigators.

Erin Chelsea Borgford’s body was found in a burned-out vehicle off of Westside Road. RCMP/Submitted

Following the autopsy and notification of next of kin, investigators confirmed the remains were those of  Borgford, age 27 years old, who was living in Whitehorse at the time of her death.


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