Police have confirmed that the body, located on a flooded property near Mission Creek, is that of a Kelowna woman who went missing about two weeks ago.
Chelsea Cardano, 31, was last seen walking her German Shepherd on the Mission Greenway on June 14 along the banks of Mission Creek.
At the time, the city was in a state of emergency due to dangerously high water levels and flooding. The creek was swept along its banks, flooding many streets, yards and basements.
Cardano’s family, police, search and rescue teams and hundreds of volunteers searched the area after his disappearance, but the overflowing river bank of the floodplain was so unstable that they could not come close safely.
Central Okanagan Search and Rescue (COSAR) conducted land, water and aerial searches for Cardano, and told Nation World News that they “scored the area using drones, ground searchers and a boat after creek levels fell on Wednesday afternoon”. Search again”. The mouth of the creek.
Kelowna RCMP spokesman Konst said a farmer who owned the land discovered his body around 5 p.m. Friday, near the 3600 block of Berard Road, which is next to Mission Creek. Michael Della-Paolera.
He said the zamindar found the body while inspecting his field for damages from the flood.
In a Facebook post, Cardano’s mother Diane thanked everyone who helped with the search effort. “The community came together to bring my Sweet Peas home, and I will be forever grateful,” she said.
Police say there is no criminal investigation underway and the BC Coroner’s Service is the principal investigator.
“We are all saddened by the outcome but hopefully the family can get some closure and they can begin the healing process,” Della-Paolera said in a written statement.
Cardano’s dog has not been found and is believed to have been washed away by water from the creek. According to the River Forecast Centre, the water level in Kelowna area has returned to normal.