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Gladys Barman was last seen at this Petro-Canada gas station on West Saanich Road on July 5th. (Oak Bay Police)

The Oak Bay Police department have released a statement stating that a body has been located 11-kilometres from the spot where a missing Oak Bay senior’s vehicle was found.

The Cowichan Search and Rescue team discovered the body Tuesday after resuming their search for missing 82-year-old Gladys Barman.

Barman’s vehicle was located on a remote logging road behind Lake Cowichan on July 22. The search had been suspended days ago, but as temperatures cooled, they re-engaged with their search dogs and continued their efforts.

The Lake Cowichan RCMP, RCMP Forensic Identification Services, and a coroner attended the scene. Efforts are now underway to determine the identity of the deceased person.

Barman went missing over four weeks ago and was last seen fuelling her 2002 dark green Honda Civic at the Petro-Canada on West Saanich Road at 10 a.m. on July 5.

Oak Bay Police said they have updated the next of kin of Barman.

RCMP have confirmed the discovery of a body of another missing person is not connected to the deceased person found near Barman’s vehicle.

An update will be provided once the individual has been identified.

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