Vehicle found at Bangor belonged to Ruby Barnes'

October 24, 2018 11:58 am

RCMP have confirmed that the vehicle found with human remains near Bangor on Monday is the vehicle that belonged to Ruby Barnes.

"At this point in the investigation, the identity of the remains located near the vehicle discovered on Oct 22 has not yet been confirmed," RCMP said "The forensic autopsy, including comparison of dental records and possibly DNA if required, must be completed before the remains can be identified. The autopsy will be conducted on Friday by the Provincial Coroners Service."

Further investigation has determined the vehicle located was the one being operated by 64-year-old Ruby Barnes at the time she was reported missing from the Carlyle area on June 18th.

Family has been notified and this investigation remains ongoing pending a positive identification.

At this time, the death is not considered suspicious.

At approximately 1:00 p.m on Monday, October 22nd, Esterhazy RCMP responded to a report of a vehicle located in the bush on an isolated, rural property near Bangor, Sask.

Preliminary investigation determined that a single vehicle travelling on a remote, gravel road appears to have gone through a T-intersection and into dense bush and was not immediately visible from the road.

The SUV had significant damage and a lone, deceased individual was located at the scene.

This investigation remains ongoing with assistance from the RCMP’s Forensic Identification Section (FIS), Major Crimes Unit (MCU) and Traffic Reconstruction.

Ruby Barnes went missing from White Bear Lake June 18. Sh was driving a white 2013 Ford Escape when she went missing.