DUNCAN, B.C- The body of Ben Kilmer has been found.
Kilmer was the subject of multiple searches on southern Vancouver Island earlier this year, after the 41 year old electrician disappeared under mysterious circumstances.
The van of the father of two from Cobble Hill was found running on the side of a road in the Cowichan Valley shortly after his disappearance in May. There was blood inside the vehicle, but no sign of Kilmer.
A family spokesperson and statement has indicated that Kilmer’s body was found by a hiker in a remote area near Duncan last Wednesday.
His cause of death has not been released, but foul play is not suspected.
The family of Ben Kilmer has released a statement on his death.
In it, they thank the community for rallying behind them to help find Ben, the various searchers, those who supported the search, the police, printing and billboard companies, and the businesses that donated supplies and food.
The family is now planning a private memorial and says anyone who wants to share their condolences can do so on the Find Ben Kilmer Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/FindBenKilmer/ .
Donations in Ben’s memory, that will be used for an education fund for his children, can be made on a Go Fund Me page that’s been set up at https://ca.gofundme.com/kilmer-children-education-fund .