The body of a 33-year-old Saanich woman missing since June 7 was found on Monday near the Malahat Summit, police say.

Jaime Traynor was last seen by her family shortly after 10:00 p.m. Saturday night.

Her 2001 red Saturn sedan was located several hours later by the Shawnigan Lake RCMP near the Malahat Summit.

The discovery of her vehicle sparked a large search of the area by police and Cowichan Search and Rescue.

Search underway for missing person near Malahat Summit
Search and Rescue crews assisting in locating missing person near Malahat Summit
(Karen Parkinson

Her remains were located by searchers late Monday afternoon near where her vehicle was found abandoned at the Malahat Highway Summit.

According to an earlier release from Saanich Police, Traynor was suffering from mental health issues. As such, police said, she was considered what they described as “high risk.”

Police said there is no evidence of foul play, but that her cause of death has not yet been determined.

“The Shawnigan Lake RCMP would like to thank all those that assisted with the investigation,” said RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Chris Manseau. “The BC Coroners Service is also conducting an investigation to determine how, where, when and by what means the individual came to their unexpected death.”


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