The 89-year-old Saanich man who went missing earlier this month while travelling to the interior to visit family has died after crashing his vehicle near Boston Bar.
Leslie Desfosses was last seen in Hope last seen at around 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 16th while travelling to Lytton.
On May 25th, at around 10 a.m., Hope RCMP, Boston Bar RCMP and BC Highway Patrol responded to a report of a single vehicle collision close to the Anderson River Bridge near Boston Bar.
The vehicle had been travelling Northbound on Hwy 1, left the roadway and ended up flipped over in the ditch.
Sadly, the driver and lone occupant, Leslie Desfosses, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Specific details on the incident were not released, however, RCMP believe the crash occurred several days before being discovered.
“Hope RCMP would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Leslie Desfosses on this tragic incident,” said Sgt Mike Sargent of the Hope RCMP.
“Hope RCMP would also like to extends thanks to the public and the media for their assistance in this matter.”
MISSING: Please help us find Leslie Desfosses, missing from Saanich since May 16th. He was driving to Lytton but did not arrive. He was believed to have stopped in Hope in the late afternoon. He is 89 years-old, with white hair and a moustache. pic.twitter.com/LwytGnUElf
— Saanich Police (@SaanichPolice) May 19, 2023