No criminality involved in death of Kingcome Inlet woman missing last year

No criminality was involved in the death in March 2012 of Kingcome Inlet resident Elizabeth Lagis, an investigation has revealed.

No criminality was involved in the death in March 2012 of Kingcome Inlet resident Elizabeth Lagis, an investigation has revealed.

Comox Valley RCMP were involved in a search for the 33-year-old, who was reported missing while visiting in the Campbell River area.

A motorist travelling south on the Inland Island Highway near Hamm Road days after she went missing spotted what appeared to be a body in the southbound ditch.


Officers located the body of Lagis approximately eight metres down an embankment, off the highway. The location was obscured to passing motorists by a drainage culvert.

Since that date, an investigative team from the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit (VIIMCU), with the support of the BC Coroner Service, has conducted an exhaustive investigation.


The investigation  revealed that she is believed to have passed away on March 7, 2012 at the location where her body was found.


The active VIIMCU investigation has been concluded, and this case has been turned over to the BC Coroner Service.

— Island District RCMP

Just Posted

Comox Valley Ground Search & Rescue kept busy across the province

CVGSAR had a busy week, sending rescuers as far away as Invermere

‘Beauty amongst such tragedy:’ B.C. photographer captures nature’s trifecta

David Luggi’s photo from a beach in Fraser Lake shows Shovel Lake wildfire, Big Dipper and an aurora

Glacier View residents take a ride on the river

Ground Search and Rescue guides floaters on Puntledge

Brewing up some community engagement

Insp. Tim Walton says goodbye to the Comox Valley

Canadians fear for relatives trapped amid flooding in Indian state of Kerala

More than 800,000people have been displaced by floods and landslides

IndyCar driver Wickens flown to hospital after scary crash

IndyCar said Wickens was awake and alert as he was taken to a hospital

Ex-BCTF president ‘undeterred’ after early release from pipeline protest jail term

Susan Lambert and Order of Canada recipient Jean Swanson released early

Fast food chains look to capitalize on vegetarian, vegan trend with new items

Seven per cent of Canadians consider themselves vegetarians and 2.3 per cent identify as vegans

B.C. swimmer halts journey across Strait of Juan de Fuca after hypothermia sets in

Victoria MS athlete Susan Simmons swam for eight-and-a-half hours in 9 C choppy waters

‘Hard on water:’ Smoke not the only long-range effect of wildfires

The project began more than 10 years ago after southern Alberta’s 2003 Lost Creek fire

B.C. VIEWS: Genuine aboriginal rights are misused and discredited

Camp Cloud one of long line of protests falsely asserting title

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to march in Montreal’s Pride parade

Trudeau will end the day in his home riding of Papineau

Most Read