2 bodies discovered believed to be missing Surrey men: RCMP

Aug 20 2019, 11:21 am

BC RCMP has announced the discovery of two bodies found on Sunday afternoon near Ashcroft, BC, which are believed to be two missing Surrey men.

According to a release, Lytton RCMP was called to a rural area north of Spences Bridge on August 17 for a report that two bodies had been discovered at that location.

Investigators with the Southeast District Major Crime Unit (SED MCU) were also called to assist and it was determined that the deaths involved criminality.

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In July, Ryan Provencher and Richard Scurr of Surrey were declared missing.

Scurr was last seen getting into a white, 2019 Jeep Cherokee that was being driven by Provencher. The vehicle, however, was later found unoccupied nearly 300 km away from the Lower Mainland, near Logan Lake.

Most recently, police executed a search warrant on a rural property in Spences Bridge, which is believed to be the location of a business associated with Provencher.

Investigators believed that the two men were travelling to the property before they disappeared.

“We have been working closely with the BC Coroners Service to confirm the identities of the deceased as Ryan Provencher and Richard Scurr, who were reported missing to the Surrey RCMP in mid-July of this year. The RCMP is confirming their identities in an effort to advance our investigation into their death,” said Sgt. Steve Rigby of SED MCU.

The BC Coroners Service is also investigating these deaths and has no further information to release at this time.

If you have any information related to Ryan or Richard’s deaths, you are asked to contact the SED MCU tipline at 1-877-987-8477 or if wish to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.