Missing North Vancouver senior Joan Warren found dead near Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge
The North Vancouver RCMP has reported that a missing woman with dementia has died.
Police say a hiker came across Joan Warren's body yesterday around 3:30 p.m. near the Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge.
The B.C. Coroners Service is examining the cause of death; the RCMP say initial observations suggest she passed away after suffering from hypothermia.
A massive search by community members began after the 76-year-old vanished from her Lynn Valley residential-care home on the morning of December 6.
Her disappearance came during the coldest weather of the year.
"This is a tragic outcome, with the North Vancouver RCMP extending their sincere condolences and sympathy to the family and friends of Joan Warren," Cpl. Richard De Jong said in a statement.