The B.C. Coroner’s Service has confirmed that the body found on Aug. 13 some 100km north of Smithers is that of 49-year-old Fort St. James resident Mitchell Lazarre, Sr.
Lazarre had been fishing with family and friends at Nilkitkwa Lake when he went missing in the early hours of Aug. 10. Members of the party reported him missing, and a search was begun. His body was found by Search and Rescue personnel about a kilometre from where he had last been seen.
Foul play is not suspected, and the Coroner’s Service is in the preliminary stages of its investigation. However, sources state that Lazarre’s body was found in Nilkitkwa Lake.