Missing Tsawwassen woman Davina McKaig has been found dead.
Earlier this week Delta police said McKaig was believed to have walked away from her home in the central Tsawwassen area east of 56th Street at around 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 8 and had not been seen since.
In an update Saturday afternoon (Dec. 11), the DPD reported its investigative search team had located McKaig deceased in Tsawwassen. The BC Coroner Service was engaged, however, police stressed they do not believe there is any risk to public safety.
“We wish to express our heartfelt condolences to Davina’s loved ones and friends,” DPD spokesperson Staff Sgt. James Sandberg said in a press release. “There has been an outpouring of concern for Davina and many residents of Tsawwassen have participated in searches in their yards and outbuildings to assist in locating her. For this assistance, we thank you.”
On Tuesday, police confirmed that McKaig’s death had been deemed non-suspicious in nature and is not linked to any other recent missing person files.
The DPD said it is committed to the health and wellness of Delta residents, adding this investigation has reached many people in the community and will affect people in different ways.
“If you need support, the City of Delta webpage has a great summary of resources. We urge you to visit delta.ca/community-culture/social-planning/substance-use-mental-health,” police said in Saturday’s release.