Bodies recovered in Johnsons Landing ID'd as father, daughter
Published Saturday, July 21, 2012 11:33AM EDT
Last Updated Saturday, July 21, 2012 11:51AM EDT
Authorities in southeastern British Columbia have identified the bodies of a father and daughter recovered from a landslide that devastated the town of Johnsons Landing.
The province’s coroner services said the victims are 60-year-old Valentine Webber and his 22-year-old daughter Diana Webber.
Officials say the identities were confirmed through visual and dental examination.
Two people are still missing. Authorities say it is possible that Webber’s daughter Rachel, 17, and German tourist Petra Frehse, 64, may never be found.
A search for their bodies was put on hold Wednesday night as experts assessed the situation.
The massive landslide came down on the hamlet north of Nelson, B.C. on July 12 after heavy rain in the area.