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Searchers find bodies in Jasper National Park, remains believed to be missing couple

JASPER, Alta. — Alberta RCMP say searchers have found two bodies in Jasper National Park. 

Investigators believe the bodies are the remains of a couple who were reported missing after their vehicle was found in a parking lot at the Mount Edith Cavell Roads trail.  

Matthew Kozak and Zabrina Ferrier were last seen on Friday.   

Relatives had driven to the area to help with the search.  

RCMP say Parks Canada staff in a helicopter found the bodies just before dark on Tuesday night near Verdant Pass.  

Jasper RCMP and Parks Canada staff recovered the remains on Wednesday morning.  

"It is believed the couple were hiking and succumbed to their injuries after falling from a steep bank in the area," RCMP said in a release.  

RCMP along with the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner continue to investigate.   

Police say family members have been notified.


This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 23, 2020 

The Canadian Press




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