On Sunday, April 5, in the late afternoon hours, the body of a deceased female was located in a secluded beach area along the coastline of Mount Douglas park.

It is with sadness that we advise that the body has been identified as that of Nancy BAYES, a 54 year old Saanich resident, that was reported missing on Wednesday April 1st.

“The Police and the BC Coroner’s service continue to investigate this death, however, at this time, we can advise that there are no apparent signs of foul play, and no apparent risk to the public” said Sgt. Steve Eassie.

The BAYES family, as well as the Saanich Police, would like to thank everyone that assisted in getting the message out about Nancy’s disappearance.

The BAYES family has asked for privacy during this difficult time.


Original story:

The Saanich Police Department are asking for assistance from the public to locate 54 year old Nancy BAYES.

Nancy was last known to be at her residence in the area of Cook Street and Quadra Street, and is believed to have walked away from her residence at some time between 5:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. on Wednesday evening.

Nancy’s family, as well as Police, are concerned for her well being. All efforts to locate her have so far yeilded no results.

Nancy is described as a Caucasian female, 54 years of age, approximately 5’5″ tall, slender build, with brown hair.

It is believed that Nancy would be wearing a black “The North Face” rain coat and blue corduroy pants.

While the location of Nancy is not known, family have advised that Nancy has been drawn to beach like settings in the past, including the Cordova Bay area and along the Gorge Waterway.

Anyone who may have information about the location of Nancy BAYES, or who may have seen Nancy since yesterday afternoon, are asked to contact Detective Sergeant Paul Lamoureux of the Saanich Police General Investigation Section at 778-677-3948.


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