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40-year-old man who went missing on trip to Chilliwack found dead

Body of Kent Mantler was found 4 weeks after he went missing, confirm Chilliwack RCMP
Kent Mantler, who was reported missing on March 8, was later found dead, Chilliwack RCMP confirmed. (RCMP released images)

A 40-year-old man who went missing on a trip to Chilliwack has been found dead.

Kent Mantler was reported missing by his family last month, and Chilliwack RCMP announced on April 5 that they found his body.

“The 40-year-old man who was reported missing on March 8, 2024 has sadly been located deceased. The cause of his death is not considered suspicious,” Cpl. Carmen Kiener wrote in a press release.

He was travelling from Vancouver to a friend’s place in Chilliwack the last time he was heard from. Mantler’s body was found in the Kootenays after Telus workers spotted his vehicle off a cliff, according to a family member.

“The RCMP offers its condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.”

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Jenna Hauck

About the Author: Jenna Hauck

I started my career at The Chilliwack Progress in 2000 as a photojournalist.
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