Public’s help sought in locating person of interest in suspicious death investigation of Brenda Ware

THE BC RCMP Southeast District Major Crime Unit (SED MCU) is seeking public assistance in locating Philip Toner, who is a person of interest in the suspicious death investigation of Brenda Ware.

Ware’s body was located on Thursday May 6, 54 kilometres northeast of Radium, BC along Highway 93 in Kootenay National Park.

“Brenda Ware and Toner were known to each other, however, the nature of that relationship will not be released at this time. Investigators are interested in speaking with Philip Toner, 41, as soon as possible,” said Acting Officer-In-Charge (A/OIC) Superintendent Sanjaya Wijayakoon of the BC RCMP Major Crime Section.

Brenda Ware

Toner’s current whereabouts are unknown, however, he has ties to both British Columbia and Alberta.

Toner is described as:

  • White male
  • Brown hair
  • Bald
  • 5’11”
  • 190 lbs

“If Philip hears, or sees this call for information, we ask him to contact the police of jurisdiction,” said Wijayakoon.

Should you encounter Toner, do not approach him and immediately call 9-1-1.