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Too soon to say if body found near Mission Creek is missing woman, Kelowna RCMP says

Police say a body was found in Kelowna on Friday. Global News

Kelowna RCMP say it’s too soon to tell if a body located on a farmer’s flooded property next to Mission Creek is that of Chelsea Cardno.

Cardno, 31, went missing on the morning of June 14, after she took her dog for a walk along Mission Creek.

Officials believe she was washed away by rushing water.

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Mounties said they were notified a body had been found on the property in the 3600-block of Berard Road just after 5 p.m. on Friday.

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The B.C. Coroners Service has been deployed, and police said they had not confirmed the identity of the deceased person.

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However, police said Cardno’s family had been notified of the discovery, and were asking people to avoid the area out of respect for her friends and family.

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Cardno’s disappearance prompted a massive search effort, including Central Okanagan Search and Rescue (COSAR) and scores of volunteers.

Her vehicle was located in a parking lot near Mission Creek.

Search-and-rescue teams, including a swift water rescue crew, had been scheduled to return to the creek on Saturday to scour the area again.

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