Man killed in cabin fire near Gravel Pit Lake

The B.C. Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died following a cabin fire near Prince George on Oct. 25.

  • Wed Nov 13th, 2013 7:00pm
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The B.C. Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of the remains reported found west of Prince George near Gravel Pitt Lake Road off Highway 16.

The remains were those of Johnathan Kyle Hansen, 27, from the Prince George area who reportedly died following a cabin fire near Prince George on Oct. 25.

Hansen had been living in a cabin in an isolated wooded area near Gravel Pit Lake, about 35 kilometres west of Prince George. On Oct. 31, family members attended at the cabin site and found it had burned to the ground. Because the area was so isolated, no one had noticed or reported the fire at the time.

When the family members were unable to make contact with Hansen after their discovery, they returned to the site on Nov. 2 and found remains in the aftermath of the fire. Those remains now have been positively identified as being those of Hansen.

The BC Coroners Service and RCMP are continuing to investigate this death.

No evidence of foul play has been found.