Body in Shuswap River identified as missing teen

Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP, in conjuction with the coroners office, has confirmed the body pulled from the Shuswap River last weekend is that of a missing Enderby teenager.

  • Jun. 17, 2011 8:00 p.m.

Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP, in conjuction with the coroners office, has confirmed the body pulled from the Shuswap River last weekend is that of a missing Enderby teenager.

The Coroners Service, working with a forensic odontologist, advised they have made a positive identification of Daniel Linz, 17.

Linz had been at Riverside Park in Enderby with friends during the evening of May 27, three days after his 17th birthday. He was reported missing the next morning when he failed to come home.

His family returned to the park the next day and found his hoodie, toque and backpack near a picnic table close to the river.

Vernon Search and Rescue personnel discovered the body just below the water surface, tangled in some branches, about three kilometres downstream from the park.

The coroner has ruled the case as a drowning.