BC RCMP seek public help after body found in Kootenay National Park

THE BC RCMP are asking for the public’s help after a 35-year-old woman was located deceased on May 6 in southeastern British Columbia.

On Thursday, May 6, the body of 35-year-old Brenda Ware was found 54 kilometers northeast of Radium, B.C., along Highway 93 in Kootenay National Park. The BC RCMP Southeast District Major Crime Unit has taken custody of this suspicious death investigation.

The investigation has determined that Ware was known to have been in Didsbury, Alberta, and traveled to Kootenay National Park, where her vehicle and body were discovered on May 6. Investigators are requesting assistance from the public and information from anyone who saw Ware from May 4 to 6 or her vehicle, a red 2019 Jeep Cherokee, Alberta Licence Plate YPC553 (see stock photo of vehicle). Ware is described as being 5″1 (155 cm), 108 pounds (49 kg), with blue eyes and brown hair.

“We are hoping someone may have seen Brenda or her car prior to her death”, said BC RCMP Spokesperson Dawn Roberts. “We would also like to speak to anybody who may have encountered hitchhikers in that area or has dash camera video of driving through Kootenay National Park on May 5 or 6”.