Body at side of highway identified as missing Kingcome Inlet resident

A Kingcome Inlet resident has been identified as the person whose body was found Friday between Courtenay and Campbell River.

A 33-year-old Kingcome Inlet resident has been identified as the person whose body was found Friday at the side of the Inland Island Highway between Courtenay and Campbell River.

Elizabeth Marie Lagis was missing since Wednesday.

Campbell River and Comox Valley RCMP, investigators with the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit, forensic investigators and the B.C. Coroner are investigating her death.

No cause of death has been released, not an indication of how long her body might have been in a ditch by the side of Highway 19.

Anyone who saw Elizabeth Lagis in Campbell River between March 6 at 10 p.m. and March 7 at 2 a.m. is asked to call the Campbell River RCMP at 250-286-6221. Investigators also want to hear from anyone who saw anything suspicious on Highway 19 near Hamm Road during these times.