Body of missing Vancouver man found in Richmond

Jul 26 2017, 3:05 pm

The body of a man who disappeared more than a month ago was found on Mitchell Island in Richmond on Tuesday.

Joel Arkinson,  a 29-year-old Vancouver resident, was last heard from on June 1, when he told his family “he planned to go camping in a tent,” according to a VPD release.

His friends and family became concerned when they didn’t hear anything more from him and called the lack of contact “out of character.”

Upon the discovery of his body on Tuesday, VPD said his death isn’t considered suspicious, and the investigation has now been turned over to the BC Coroners Service.