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Missing person case now a homicide after body discovered: Kamloops RCMP

Police believe they have found the body of Jo-Anne Donovan, who was last seen March 13. (Kamloops RCMP - image credit)
Police believe they have found the body of Jo-Anne Donovan, who was last seen March 13. (Kamloops RCMP - image credit)

Kamloops RCMP says it's now treating a missing person case as a homicide after finding a woman's body.

The Mounties say the body has been "tentatively identified" as Jo-Anne Donovan, 57, who was last seen at her home on March 13. Police are awaiting an autopsy to confirm her identity.

"This is not the outcome that anyone was hoping for," said Cpl. David Marshall of the Kamloops Serious Crime Unit in a news release Thursday.

"Our investigation has now shifted focus to determine what happened to Jo-Anne."

Police are seeking witnesses who may have seen Donovan or her grey 2011 Chevrolet Impala around the time she went missing. Anyone who has information is being asked to contact the RCMP at 250-828-3000.

Police say they don't believe there is any risk to the public.

Kamloops RCMP
Kamloops RCMP