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RCMP are looking for a driver who may have picked up a pair of hitchhikers connected to a potential triple-homicide on the North Island.

On Sunday three bodies were discovered in a gravel pit near Parksville, in the Whiskey Creek area.

One man was found unresponsive on scene and was pronounced dead, while a man and woman’s remains were discovered in a burnt-out trailer.

A fourth victim with a gunshot wound was transported to hospital and was said to be in stable condition on Monday.

RCMP have not released the identities of the victims but say initial findings lead investigators to believe the incident was isolated, with parties known to each other.

On Friday, Oceanside RCMP said they were seeking a driver who may have picked up two individuals near Highway 19 in the early morning of November 1.

They are asking the driver to reach out to authorities as the driver may have information crucial to the investigation.

Corporal Chris Manseau, Media Relations Officer for the BC RCMP, added that investigators would also like to speak to anyone who may have Go Pro of helmet cam footage from the area on November 1, or late in the evening on October 31.

“The gravel pit on Melrose Road is a popular area for quadders, dirt bikers and 4×4 enthusiasts,” said Manseau in a statement.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crimes Unit (VIIMCU) information line at 250-380-6211.

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