Saturday, July 20, 2024

RCMP locate bodies of two men believed to be missing in Sooke


Friends and family of three men believed to be missing in Sooke since Friday evening have received some devastating news.

The bodies of two of the young men have been found by RCMP this afternoon, as search and rescue continue to work to locate the third man.

Cory Mills, Eric Blackmore and A.J. Jensen were last reported as going off-roading Friday night in the Sooke/Cowichan/Renfrew area, and they have not been heard from since.

Friends and family were concerned for the boys’ safety as they say the three 20 year-olds had not made contact with anyone since approximately 11 p.m. that night.

The three were travelling together in a blue Dodge Dakota with the license plate NY9677 – which has since been located in 3000-block of Sooke River Road early Sunday afternoon. However the vehicle was unoccupied.

See also: Search and Rescue currently looking to locate three missing Sooke men last seen Friday

Members of Juan de Fuca Search and Rescue, along with family, friends and volunteers in the area spent Sunday searching for the trio.

A short time later, RCMP have said that two bodies that have been found are believed to be that of two of the missing men, but the identities have not yet been officially confirmed.

After this announcement, those closest to the men were seen gathering around the Sooke RCMP detachment around 4 p.m. this afternoon.

Both Juan de Fuca Search and Rescue and RCMP are continuing their search for the third missing man.

The cause of death of the two men found is currently under investigation by the BC Coroners Service, though nothing has been released yet.

More to come.

Seanna Wainman
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